The Patience of the Spider

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The Patience of the Spider

By Andrea Camilleri; Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143112037, 244pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri's internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series
Winning fans in Europe and America for their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's crime novels are classics of the genre. Set once again in Sicily, "The Patience of the Spider" pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from the gunshot wound he suffered in "Rounding the Mark," he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he's ever hunted. A mystery unlike any other, this emotionally taut story brings the Montalbano saga to a captivating crossroads.

About the Author
Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano mystery series, bestsellers in Italy and Germany, has been adapted for Italian television and translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish. He lives in Rome.

Stephen Sartarelli lives in upstate New York.

Praise For The Patience of the Spider

Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator. (The Washington Post)

Montalbano is a delightful creation. (USA Today)