The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Book - 2002
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The Shape of Water is the first book in the sly, witty, and engaging Inspector Montalbano mystery series with its sardonic take on Sicilian life. Camilleri's latest, A Nest of Vipers , is now available.

Silvio Lupanello, a big-shot in Vig#65533;ta, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a part of town used by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vig#65533;ta's most respected detective. With his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food, Montalbano battles against the powerful and corrupt who are determined to block his path to the real killer.

Andrea Camilleri's novels starring Inspector Montalbano have become an international sensation and have been translated into numberous languages.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002
ISBN: 9780142004715
0142004715
9780670030927
0670030929
9780142002391
0142002399
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 20 cm

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captbligh
Mar 21, 2017

Good read. So many Italian names to remember. Realistic characters, satisfying plot.

Helen100 Sep 14, 2014

A Sicilian mystery solved by the interesting and passionate Inspector Montalbano. There is a lot of Italian atmosphere with some very comedic characters thrown in. I smiled many times throughout this story which is unusual in a mystery book. I look forward to reading more from Andrea Camilleri.

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htliang
Aug 02, 2014

A Sicilian mystery solved by the interesting and passionate Inspector Montalbano. There is a lot of Italian atmosphere with some very comedic characters thrown in. I smiled many times throughout this story which is unusual in a mystery book. I look forward to reading more from Andrea Camilleri.

JCLKatyW Jul 17, 2013

The writing of the story itself was great. A great book to pick up if you wanted to get a feel for Sicily. The reason I did not give it more stars is that I had a hard time with the corruption that was so pervasive throughout the police and political system in Sicily. I am sure that Camilleri's account is accurate to the situation in Sicily. It just makes me sad that public figures can be so easily bought, and that they so often never seem to come to justice.

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meyoubou
Apr 12, 2013

This is the first book in the series. I will certainly read all of the books. Very entertaining.

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