The Dance of the Seagull

The Dance of the Seagull

An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

Large Print - 2013
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Inspector Montalbano is awake at dawn, sitting on his porch, when his attention is caught by a seagull which falls from the sky, performing a strange dance, before lying down to die. Montalbano is perplexed by what he has witnessed and the scene hangs over him like an omen. About to depart for a holiday with his girlfriend Livia, Montalbano makes a quick trip to the police station to tie up loose ends. But when his dear colleague Fazio is discovered missing - and it transpires that the policeman has been involved in his own secret investigations - Montalbano instead launches a desperate search for his lost friend, as time begins to run out...Navigating a shadowy maze of smuggling, blackmail and the darkest murder, and moving from the docks of Vigata to its deep, dry wells where the mafia hide their terrible crimes, Inspector Montalbano must have his wits about him to unravel this tangled mystery.
Publisher: Detroit :, Kennebec Large Print, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410459244
Branch Call Number: LPF CAM NVD
Characteristics: 335 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-


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Jun 24, 2015

I love these Inspector Montalbano mysteries. They exude Sicilian atmosphere, humor, poignancy, human interest, and the fragrance of delicious Sicilian dishes.

Salvo Montalbano witnesses the strange death-dance of a seagull. At the same time, his right-hand man goes missing. Montalbano sets out to find him and realizes that Fazio has gone off to investigate a case without telling anyone. So the story begins.

Camilleri has an incredible gift of being able to portray both the good and bad in society. This novel is no exception. Well worth reading! I am so glad Camilleri has written so many more of these mysteries. Four down and still nine (or more) to go....

Jan 25, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. Montalbano is 57 in this book. Still cooking up some good remedies. I made sure I read all the Montalbano books in order, I have two left to read, I'll miss him. You can google to get a list of his stories in chronological order.

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