The Treasure Hunt

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 26, 2013 - Fiction - 224 pages
The irresistible Inspector Montalbano returns for his sixteenth mystery Montalbano opened the door to step out. But Gallo held him back, putting one hand on his arm. ‘What’s in there, Chief?’ ‘If it’s what I think, it’s something so horrific that it’ll haunt your dreams for the rest of your life . . .’ When a crazed elderly man and his sister begin firing bullets from their balcony down onto the Vigata street below, Inspector Montalbano finds himself a reluctant television hero. A few days later, when a letter arrives containing a mysterious riddle, the Inspector becomes drawn into a perplexing treasure hunt set by an anonymous challenger. As the hunt intensifies, Montalbano is relieved to be offered the assistance of Arturo Pennisi, a young man eager to witness the detective’s investigative skills first hand. Fending off meddling commissioners and his irate girlfriend, Livia, the inspector will follow the treasure hunt’s clues and travel from Vigata’s teeming streets to its deserted outskirts: where an abandoned house overlooks a seemingly bottomless lake. But when a horrifying crime is committed, the game must surely be laid aside. And it isn’t long before Montalbano himself will be in terrible danger . . .

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User Review  - mysterymax - LibraryThing

Almost as funny as Salvo using his swimming shorts to bring in a dead body, here he gets involved with not one, but two inflated sex dolls. The bad guy here is really bad and Salvo is almost killed, but saved by the swift action of his friend Ingrid. Read full review

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User Review  - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing

Grim & Grisly, lacking Montalbano's usual sense of humor, I figured out early on "who done it" and why. The cruelty in this book was disturbing. Montalbano matches wits w/ a murderer who leads him on ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He lives in Rome. The Inspector Montalbano series has been translated into several languages and adapted for Italian television.