The Age of Doubt

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Penguin, May 29, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages

“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen...transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.”
—A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times 
bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

The day after a storm floods Vigāta, Inspector Montalbano encounters a strange, bedraggled woman who expresses interest in a certain yacht scheduled to dock that afternoon. Not long after she's gone, the crew of the yacht reports having found a dinghy in the port, and within it, a disfigured corpse. Also at anchor is an eighty-five-foot luxury boat with a somewhat shady crew. Both boats will have to stay in Vigāta until the investigation is over—the unidentified man was poisoned, it seems. Based on the information—and misinformation—the mysterious woman shared with him, Montalbano begins to think the occupants of the yacht just might know a little more about the man's death than they're letting on. 

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User Review  - quondame - LibraryThing

Salvo in love is not what I signed up for. The mystery isn't terribly interesting, Commissario Montalbano has a bad meal and loses his appetite a couple of times, leaves meals unappreciated. Nope. And a late 50s early 30s attraction is unappealing. Not to mention all the job insanity. Read full review

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User Review  - mysterymax - LibraryThing

My favorite so far. A yacht brings in a man found in a dingy at the harbour entrance. Montalbano's investigation gets help from a young female officer in the Harbour Patrol. Salvo actually tries to ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Andrea Camilleri is the bestselling author of the popular Inspector Montalbano mystery series, as well as historical novels that take place in nineteenth-century Sicily. He lives in Rome.

Stephen Sartarelli (translator) is an award-winning translator and poet. He lives in France.

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