The Patience of the Spider (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)

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'A brother,' he said.

Jesus Christ! Now where’d this brother come from? Whose brother? Montalbano had known from the start that between all the brothers, uncles, in-laws, nephews and nieces, this case was going to drive him crazy.

Chief Inspector Montalbano is on enforced sick leave. He is being vigorously looked after by his spirited girlfriend Livia, which unfortunately means his housekeeper – an excellent cook – has retreated in a fit of pique.

Then when a local girl goes mysteriously missing, the whole community takes an interest in the case. But why are the kidnappers so sure that the girl’s impoverished father and dying mother will be able to find a fortune? The ever-inquisitive Montalbano steps in, to get to the heart of the matter in his own inimitable style.

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'...You dive into his world and you live there, tasting, sweating, smelling sea and roses until the book ends.'
-- The Scotsman

'Andrea Camilleri's novels set in Sicily, are among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today.' -- Sunday Times

'As ever with this series, the sharply drawn characters combine with an ingenious plot'
-- Good Book Guide

'Camilleri is a witty, intelligent writer who knows how to draw in a reader and keep them wanting more.' -- CrimeSquad.com

'Montalbano is on fine bolshy form...But he is just one fully realised character among dozens: cops, suspects, and all.' -- Daily Telegraph

'Stave off the winter chill by venturing temporarily to sicily with the lastest Andrea Camilleri mystery'
-- Time Out

'The Patience of the Spider; a plot based around the mysterious kidnapping of a student is simply superb.' -- Sunday Times

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'The Lemur displays an emotional poignancy that is present in both of Black's previous works.'

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