The Cook of the Halcyon

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Pan Macmillan, 2021 - Criminal investigation - 288 pages
Two deaths - the suicide of a recently fired worker and the murder of an unscrupulous businessman - lead Inspector Montalbano to the Halcyon, a mysterious ship that visits Vigāta's port each day. With very few crewmen, no passengers and a stern large enough to land a helicopter, it piques the Inspector's interest straightaway. In the midst of this, a rare trip to Genoa to visit Livia ends with the Vigāta police department in disarray, and Inspector Montalbano's position as the head of the commissariat in jeopardy. It will be up to Montalbano to fix the damage done."--Publisher.

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User Review  - Picathartes - LibraryThing

Kind of a silly little book, but for some reason I do like Inspector Salvo Montalbano. I wasn't sure if I had read any Camilleri before, but once I began reading it started to sound familiar so I'm ... Read full review

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Sadly. Andrea Camilleri has died so this will most likely be the last Inspector Montalbano book. Originally written as a TV show which never happened it was made into a book instead. Supposedly ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Andrea Camilleri was one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. The Inspector Montalbano series, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, 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 was also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. He died in Rome in July 2019.

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