The Day Of The Owl (Paperback)
  • The Day Of The Owl (Paperback)
zoom

The Day Of The Owl (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£9.99
Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 02/01/2014
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 48 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the piazza, a man lies dead. No one will say if they witnessed his killing. This presents a challenge to the investigating officer, a man who earnestly believes in the values of a democratic and modern society. Indeed, his enquiries are soon blocked off by a wall of silence and vested interests; he must work against the community to save it and expose the truth.The narrative moves on two levels: that of the investigator, who reveals a chain of savage crimes; and that of the bystanders and watchers, of those complicit with secret power, whose gossipy, furtive conversations have only one end - to stop the truth coming out. This novel about the Mafia is also a mesmerizing demonstration of how that organization sustains itself. It is both a beautifully, tautly written story and a brave act of denunciation.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847089250
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 98 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The most intelligent detective story I have ever read and the ideal introduction to Sciascia's brilliant but little known oeuvre -- Thomas Wright * Daily Telegraph *
The best evocation of Sicily I've read, this is one for the crime connoisseurs -- Leslie Forbes
A very well-written page turner. This is an absorbing and compelling story * Northampton Chronicle *
One of the major writers of the age * Time Literary Supplement *
A detective story that is so much more; sharp and precise and demanding the reader to render judgement * Absolutely Chelsea *
Irresistible... The finest writer [out of these classic sleuth reissues] -- Anthony Cummins * Metro *

You may also be interested in...

The Lamplighters
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Man Who Died Twice
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Clockwork Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Murders at Fleat House
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Trees
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Fatal Crossing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Leviathan
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Death and Croissants
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Slow Fire Burning
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Bullet That Missed
Added to basket
The Couple at the Table
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Silent Patient
Added to basket
The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels
Added to basket
The Twyford Code
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Verity
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Cloisters
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.