Treasure Hunt (Inspector Montalbano Mystery)

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9780143122623: Treasure Hunt (Inspector Montalbano Mystery)

The sixteenth Sicilian mystery in the irresistible New York Timesbestselling Inspector Montalbano series
A hail of bullets interrupts a period of dead calm. An elderly brother and sister open fire on the plaza below their apartment, punishing the people ofVigata for their sins. News cameras capture Montalbano gun in hand as he scales the building to capture the ancient snipers. Inside he finds a nightmarish world of religious objects and a well-worn inflatable sex doll that will come back to haunt him. The Inspector is hailed as a hero after the televised adventure and calm returns. But Montalbano begins to receive cryptic messages in verse, challenging him to go on a "treasure hunt." Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles until they take a dangerous turn."

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The sixteenth Sicilian mystery in the irresistible New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano....

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Praise for "Treasure Hunt: "
"Camilleri's sardonic sense of humor distinguishes this Mediterranean crime novel from the pack."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"Montalbano's 16th case...is his most entertaining in years, veering from slapstick humor to Grand Guignol with aplomb."--"Kirkus ""(starred review)"
"A mishmash of police procedural, gothic horror story, and Keystone Kops comedy....This is the 16th entry in Camilleri's series featuring Montalbano. It's one of the best.""--""Library Journal"

Praise for Andrea Camilleri and the Inspector Montalbano Series: "Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries might sell like hotcakes in Europe, but these world-weary crime stories were unknown here until the oversight was corrected (in Stephen Sartarelli's salty translation) by the welcome publication of "The Shape of Water."..This savagely funny police procedural...prove[s] that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Cosa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like "Western Attitudes Toward Death" as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch of shrimp with lemon and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women."--"Los Angeles"" Times"
"[Camilleri's mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling--and Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction...Montalbano is a delightful creation, an honest man on Sicily's mean streets."--"USA"" Today"
"Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator."--"The Washington Post Book World "
"Like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, Montalbano is the kind of guy who can't stay out of trouble...Still, deftly and lovingly translated by Stephen Sartarelli, Camilleri makes it abundantly clear that under the gruff, sardonic exterior our inspector has a heart of gold, and that any outburst, fumbles, or threats are made only in the name of pursuing truth."--"The Nation"
"Camilleri can do a character's whole backstory in half a paragraph."--"The New Yorker "

Praise for "Treasure Hunt: "
"Camilleri's sardonic sense of humor distinguishes this Mediterranean crime novel from the pack."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"Montalbano's 16th case...is his most entertaining in years, veering from slapstick humor to Grand Guignol with aplomb."--"Kirkus (starred review)"
"A mishmash of police procedural, gothic horror story, and Keystone Kops comedy....This is the 16th entry in Camilleri's series featuring Montalbano. It's one of the best.""--Library Journal"
Praise for Andrea Camilleri and the Inspector Montalbano Series:

"Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries might sell like hotcakes in Europe, but these world-weary crime stories were unknown here until the oversight was corrected (in Stephen Sartarelli's salty translation) by the welcome publication of "The Shape of Water."..This savagely funny police procedural...prove[s] that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English."--"The New York Times Book Review"

"Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Cosa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like "Western Attitudes Toward Death" as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch of shrimp with lemon and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women."--"Los Angeles Times"

"[Camilleri's mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling--and Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction...Montalbano is a delightful creation, an honest man on Sicily's mean streets."--"USA Today"

"Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator."--"The Washington Post Book World "

"Like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, Montalbano is the kind of guy who can't stay out of trouble...Still, deftly and lovingly translated by Stephen Sartarelli, Camilleri makes it abundantly clear that under the gruff, sardonic exterior our inspector has a heart of gold, and that any outburst, fumbles, or threats are made only in the name of pursuing truth."--"The Nation"

"Camilleri can do a character's whole backstory in half a paragraph."--"The New Yorker "

Praise for"Treasure Hunt: "
Camilleri s sardonic sense of humor distinguishes this Mediterranean crime novel from the pack. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"Montalbano's 16th case...is his most entertaining in years, veering from slapstick humor to Grand Guignol with aplomb." "Kirkus(starred review)"
A mishmash of police procedural, gothic horror story, and Keystone Kops comedy .This is the 16th entry in Camilleri s series featuring Montalbano. It s one of the best. " Library Journal"
Praise for Andrea Camilleri and the Inspector Montalbano Series:

Camilleri s Inspector Montalbano mysteries might sell like hotcakes in Europe, but these world-weary crime stories were unknown here until the oversight was corrected (in Stephen Sartarelli s salty translation) by the welcome publication of "The Shape of Water" This savagely funny police procedural prove[s] that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English. "The New York Times Book Review"

Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Cosa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like "Western Attitudes Toward Death" as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch of shrimp with lemon and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women. "Los Angeles Times"

[Camilleri s mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling and Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction Montalbano is a delightful creation, an honest man on Sicily s mean streets. "USA Today"

Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator. "The Washington Post Book World "

Like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, Montalbano is the kind of guy who can t stay out of trouble Still, deftly and lovingly translated by Stephen Sartarelli, Camilleri makes it abundantly clear that under the gruff, sardonic exterior our inspector has a heart of gold, and that any outburst, fumbles, or threats are made only in the name of pursuing truth. "The Nation"

Camilleri can do a character s whole backstory in half a paragraph. "The New Yorker ""

Praise for Andrea Camilleri and the Montalbano Series
Camilleri s Inspector Montalbano mysteries might sell like hotcakes in Europe, but these world-weary crime stories were unknown here until the oversight was corrected (in Stephen Sartarelli s salty translation) by the welcome publication of The Shape of Water This savagely funny police procedural prove[s] that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English. The New York Times Book Review
Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Cosa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like Western Attitudes Toward Death as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch of shrimp with lemon and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women. Los Angeles Times
[Camilleri s mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling and Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction Montalbano is a delightful creation, an honest man on Siciliy s mean streets. USA Today
Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator. The Washington Post Book World
Like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, Montalbano is the kind of guy who can t stay out of trouble Still, deftly and lovingly translated by Stephen Sartarelli, Camilleri makes it abundantly clear that under the gruff, sardonic exterior our inspector has a heart of gold, and that any outburst, fumbles, or threats are made only in the name of pursuing truth. The Nation
Camilleri can do a character s whole backstory in half a paragraph. The New Yorker
Subtle, sardonic, and molto simpatico: Montalbano is the Latin re-creation of Philip Marlowe, working in a place that manages to be both more and less civilized than chandler Los Angeles. Kirkus Reviews(starred)"

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