'Loredana had left her handbag in the car. He opened it, took out the money that was inside, took the keys out of the ignition and threw them out into the street, far away, and then . . .'
The man was clearly upset.
'And then he kissed her.'
When a gentleman arrives at Montalbano's station to report that his wife was robbed at gunpoint and then kissed by her attacker, the Inspector's suspicions are understandably aroused.
As he delves deeper into the case, Montalbano realizes that none of the witnesses' stories add up. So when a man linked to the case is found dead - his body showing all the signs of a mafia hit - the inspector knows he must excavate the truth from what he is being led to believe . . .
Praise for the Inspector Montalbano series
'Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . simply superb' Sunday Times
'One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers . . . utterly gripping' Daily Mirror
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 Inspector Montalbano novels, he is also the author of two historical novels set in Vigàta, The Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston.
For sunny views, explosive characters and a snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri * New York Times * Wonderful Italian detective stories * Guardian * One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writes . . . utterly gripping * Daily Mirror * Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today * Sunday Times *
Among the most <b>exquisitely crafted</b> pieces of crime writing available today * Sunday Times *
One of <b>fiction's greatest detectives</b> and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writes . . . <b>utterly gripping</b> * Daily Mirror *
<b>Wonderful</b> Italian detective stories * Guardian *
For sunny views, explosive characters and a snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, <b>the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri</b> * New York Times *