A nest of vipers : [an inspector Montalbano mystery]

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Pan Macmillan, Jul 25, 2017 - Family secrets - 288 pages
Quite a family, you had to admit! A nest of vipers might be a better description ... On what should be a quiet Sunday morning, Inspector Montalbano is called to a murder scene on the Sicilian coast. A man has discovered his father dead in his Vigatan beach house: his body slumped on the dining room floor, his morning coffee spilt across the table, and a single gunshot wound at the base of his skull. First appearances point to the son having the most to gain from his father's untimely death, a notion his sister can't help but reinforce. But when Montalbano delves deeper into the case, and learns of the dishonourable life the victim led, it soon becomes clear half of Vigata has a motive for his murder and this won't be as simple as the Inspector had once hoped ...

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User Review  - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing

Oh my: Such a twisted tale, love, hate, sex, obsession, blackmail, loan sharking, & perversion. Montalbano is called to investigate the murder of a fiend... The man's son, claiming to have found his ... Read full review

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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

After reading 20 earlier installments in the series, I did not think that Camilleri could surprise me, but surprise me he did. Not with the characters. They remain the loyal, unwavering, unique ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

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, which began with The Shape of Water, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. The Potter's Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he is also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston.

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