The Cook of the Halcyon - Inspector Montalbano mysteries (Paperback)Andrea Camilleri (author)
The suicide of a sacked staff member and the murder of a businessman on the Halcyon – an enigmatic ship without passengers – lead Inspector Montalbano to one of his knottiest cases yet in this twenty-seventh instalment in Camilleri's bestselling series.
The Cook of the Halcyon is the twenty-seventh Inspector Montalbano mystery from the master of Sicilian crime, Andrea Camilleri.
Moments later the all-white schooner, which looked like a hospital ship, began to pass ever so slowly before him, as if wanting to show itself off in all its beauty. The name on the prow said: Halcyon.
Two deaths - the suicide of a recently fired worker and the murder of an unscrupulous businessman - lead Inspector Montalbano to the Halcyon, a mysterious ship that visits Vigata's port each day. With very few crewmen, no passengers and a stern large enough to land a helicopter, it piques the Inspector's interest straightaway.
In the midst of this, a rare trip to Genoa to visit Livia ends with the Vigata police department in disarray, and Inspector Montalbano's position as the head of the commissariat in jeopardy. It will be up to Montalbano to fix the damage done.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm
'Montalbano's colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today' - The Guardian
'Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today ... Simply superb' - The Sunday Times
'One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers' - The Daily Mail
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“Another excellent thriller by Andrea Camilleri.”
This is another excellent tale of Inspector Montalbano and his cases, lifestyle in Vagata and his stormy love affair with Livia which I have added to my increasing number of Montalbano books. Again both my wife and... More
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