Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men come to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Then his home is ransacked, and the inspector is certain that the crimes are linked.
As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of horse racing and the Mafia’s connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte. Longtime fans and new listeners alike will be charmed by Montalbano’s blend of unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food.
Andrea Camilleri is an internationally best-selling author. He lives in Rome.
Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet. He lives in France.
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Like watching an hourglass! Occasionally amusing.