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August Heat

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August Heat

By Andrea Camilleri; Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143114055, 278pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

Description
The tenth book in the New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series
When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigata and endure the August heat. Montalbano's long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend husband and young son in tow to keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the family's beach rental, Montalbano, in pursuit of the child, uncovers something terribly sinister. As the inspector spends the summer trying to solve this perplexing case, Livia refuses to answer his calls-and Montalbano is left to take a plunge that will affect the rest of his life.
Fans of the Sicilian inspector as well as readers new to this increasingly popular series will enjoy following the melancholy but unflinchingly moral Montalbano as he undertakes one of the most shocking investigations of his career.


About the Author
Andrea Camilleriis the bestselling author of the popular Inspector Montalbano Mystery series, as well as a number of historical novels that take place in Sicily. He lives in Italy. Stephen Sartarelliis an award-winning translator and poet who lives in France."