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The Snack Thief: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
 
 
Author
Andrea Camilleri. Stephen Sartarelli, trans.
Publisher Picador  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.1 x 8 inches
ISBN 9781447235101
Pages/Publication Date 298/2005
Daedalus Item Code 30421
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The urbane and perceptive Sicilian detective exposes a viper's nest of government corruption and international intrigue in this third book in the Inspector Montalbano series. An elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator, and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast. Only Montalbano suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's snacks. But Karima disappears, and suddenly the life of the young snack thief is on the line. With his sardonic take on small-town Sicilian life, his gustatory predilections, his delicate balancing act between the official and unofficial worlds he inhabits, and his genius for deciphering the most enigmatic of crimes, Inspector Salvo Montalbano has won millions of fans worldwide. First appearing in Italian in 1994, and in Stephen Sartarelli's superb annotated translations since 2002—as well as in an Italian-language television series starring Luca Zingaretti—Andrea Camilleri's sly and witty series "breathes out the sense of place and the sense of humor that fills the air of Sicily" (Donna Leon).
 
 
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