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The Patience of the Spider
by Andrea Camilleri and Stephen Sartarelli


Overview - The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri's internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series
Winning fans in Europe and America for their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's crime novels are classics of the genre.
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Overview
The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri's internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series
Winning fans in Europe and America for their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's crime novels are classics of the genre. Set once again in Sicily, "The Patience of the Spider" pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from the gunshot wound he suffered in "Rounding the Mark," he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he's ever hunted. A mystery unlike any other, this emotionally taut story brings the Montalbano saga to a captivating crossroads.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143112037
  • ISBN-10: 0143112031
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: April 2007
  • Page Count: 244
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.74 x 5.31 x 0.48 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 70.
  • Review Date: 2007-03-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

Camilleri's agreeable eighth contemporary police procedural featuring the crotchety but insightful Inspector Montalbano finds the Italian detective at home in Marinella enjoying the ministrations of his wife, Livia, after he was shot by a child trafficker in 2006's Rounding the Mark. But his recuperation is hampered by the demands of a new case: the abduction of Susanna Mistretta, an attractive university student and daughter of a geologist. Unable to trust his colleagues to handle the case properly, Montalbano focuses on subtle anomalies—such as the direction the missing girl's motorbike was pointed—that suggest the kidnapping is more than the simple extortion attempt it appears to be. The witty writing and acerbic protagonist should appeal to fans of Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse. (May)

 
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