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The Dance of the Seagull: An Inspector Montalbano Novel 15

by Andrea Camilleri

Paperback $19.99

$19.99

The Dance of the Seagull: An Inspector Montalbano Novel 15

by Andrea Camilleri

Paperback $19.99

$19.99

$19.99

The Dance of the Seagull is the fifteenth darkly humorous adventure starring Inspector Montalbano from bestselling author Andrea Camilleri.

Inspector Montalbano is awake at dawn, sitting on his porch, when his attention is caught by a seagull which falls from the sky, performing a strange dance, before lying down to die. Montalbano is perplexed by what he has witnessed and the scene hangs over him like an omen.

About to depart for a holiday with his girlfriend Livia, Montalbano makes a quick trip to the police station to tie up loose ends. But when his dear colleague Fazio is discovered missing – and it transpires that the policeman has been involved in his own secret investigations – Montalbano instead launches a desperate search for his lost friend, as time begins to run out . . .

Navigating a shadowy maze of smuggling, blackmail and the darkest murder, and moving from the docks of Vigàta to its deep, dry wells where the mafia hide their terrible crimes, Inspector Montalbano must have his wits about him to unravel this tangled mystery.

'Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . Simply superb' - Sunday Times

The Dance of the Seagull is followed by the sixteenth Inspector Montalbano novel, The Treasure Hunt.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529043907
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/11/2021
  • Category: Sicily
    Fiction & related items / Fiction in translation
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Thriller / suspense
    Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 288
  • Price: $19.99

The Dance of the Seagull is the fifteenth darkly humorous adventure starring Inspector Montalbano from bestselling author Andrea Camilleri.

Inspector Montalbano is awake at dawn, sitting on his porch, when his attention is caught by a seagull which falls from the sky, performing a strange dance, before lying down to die. Montalbano is perplexed by what he has witnessed and the scene hangs over him like an omen.

About to depart for a holiday with his girlfriend Livia, Montalbano makes a quick trip to the police station to tie up loose ends. But when his dear colleague Fazio is discovered missing – and it transpires that the policeman has been involved in his own secret investigations – Montalbano instead launches a desperate search for his lost friend, as time begins to run out . . .

Navigating a shadowy maze of smuggling, blackmail and the darkest murder, and moving from the docks of Vigàta to its deep, dry wells where the mafia hide their terrible crimes, Inspector Montalbano must have his wits about him to unravel this tangled mystery.

'Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . Simply superb' - Sunday Times

The Dance of the Seagull is followed by the sixteenth Inspector Montalbano novel, The Treasure Hunt.

Author Information

Andrea Camilleri was one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. The Inspector Montalbano series, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, 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 phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he was also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. He died in Rome in July 2019.

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