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August Heat
by Andrea Camilleri and Stephen Sartarelli


Overview - The tenth book in the New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series

When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigata and endure the August heat. Montalbano's long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend--husband and young son in tow--to keep her company during these dog days of summer.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The tenth book in the New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series

When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigata and endure the August heat. Montalbano's long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend--husband and young son in tow--to keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the family's beach rental, Montalbano, in pursuit of the child, uncovers something terribly sinister. As the inspector spends the summer trying to solve this perplexing case, Livia refuses to answer his calls-and Montalbano is left to take a plunge that will affect the rest of his life.

Fans of the Sicilian inspector as well as readers new to this increasingly popular series will enjoy following the melancholy but unflinchingly moral Montalbano as he undertakes one of the most shocking investigations of his career.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143114055
  • ISBN-10: 0143114050
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 278
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.78 x 5.2 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.43 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 101.
  • Review Date: 2009-01-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

Camilleri’s 10th mystery to feature Sicilian Insp. Salvo Montalbano (after 2008’s Paper Moon) cleverly balances a compelling story line with engaging characters. Urged by his girlfriend, Livia, to find a summer rental for a friend of hers in Vigàta, Montalbano ends up selecting a house with a tainted past. The man who built the house died in a fall soon after its construction, and his 20-year-old stepson, Ralf Gudrun, vanished. After the young son of Livia’s friend disappears, Montalbano finds the missing boy, essentially unharmed, but in the process stumbles upon a corpse, later identified as that of an attractive 16-year-old girl who disappeared six years earlier. Suspects include a real estate developer with unhealthy sexual appetites as well as the missing Gudrun. While the solution is less complicated than, say, those Peter Lovesey provides for his similar series sleuth, Peter Diamond, the humor and humanity of Montalbano make him an equally winning lead character. (Mar.)

 
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