The Wings of the Sphinx

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The Wings of the Sphinx

By Andrea Camilleri; Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143116608, 231pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2009

Description
Food, love, and murder-Sicilian style-in the gripping eleventh installment of "The New York Times" bestselling Montalbano mystery series.
Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks and-acutely aware of his age-he is beginning to grow weary of the endless violence he encounters. Then a young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls-all victims of the underworld sex trade-who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. The problem is, Montalbano's inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church and the three other girls are all missing.


About the Author
Ne en 1925 presd'Agrigente, en Sicile, metteur en scene de theatre, realisateur de television et scenariste, Andrea Camilleris'est fait connaitre tardivement comme romancier, mais avec un succes foudroyant. Auteur culte de la serie des Montalbano, il ecrit parallelement des romans inspires par des documents d'archives.Chez Fayard sont parus"La Concession du telephone" (1999), "La Saison de la chasse" (2001, Prix de traduction Amedee Pichot), "Un filet de fumee" (2002), "Le Roi Zosimo" (2003), "Le Cours des choses" (2005), "La Prise de Makale" (2006), "Prive de titre" (2007), "Les Enquetes du commissaire Collura" (2008), "Petits" "Recits au jour le jour" (2008), "La Couleur du soleil" (2008), "Vous ne savez pas" (2009), "Le Pasteur et ses ouailles" (2009), "Maruzza Musumeci" (2009), "Le Grelot" (2010), "Le Ciel vole" (2010), "Un samedi entre amis" (2011), "Le Garde-barriere ("2012), "Le Coup de filet" (2012), "Le Neveu du Negus" (2013) et "Grand Cirque Taddei" (2014).

Stephen Sartarelli has translated widely from French and Italian, most recently works by Andrea Camilleri and Gabriele D Annunzio. His translations have won numerous prizes, including the Raiziss-De Palchi Award of the Academy of American Poets for" Songbook: Selected Poems of Umberto Saba" and the John Florio Award of the UK Society of Authors for "Prince of the Clouds" by Gianni Riotta.


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