The Track of Sand

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Penguin, Oct 26, 2010 - Fiction - 272 pages
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"The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fill the air of Sicily."
-Donna Leon

Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men came to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Then his home is ransacked and the inspector is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte. Longtime fans and new readers alike will be charmed by Montalbano's blend of unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food.

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User Review  - cathyskye - LibraryThing

By the twelfth book in this series, there's really not much new to say. Each slim volume is a perfect example of the translator's art, and each gives the reader a slice of Sicily in all its beauty ... Read full review

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User Review  - tututhefirst - LibraryThing

These are light but not cozy, intricate but not too convoluted, funny but not insulting. Salvo loves to eat and between Adelina his housekeeper and Enzo who runs the local trattoria, we are constantly ... Read full review


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Andrea Camilleriis the bestselling author of the popular Inspector Montalbano Mystery series, as well as a number of historical novels that take place in Sicily. He lives in Italy.

Stephen Sartarelliis an award-winning translator and poet who lives in France.

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