Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer.
Among the suspects are her ageing husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate.
But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to this murder...
About the Author
Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. The Montalbano series has been translated into nine languages and the novels have been bestsellers both in Italy and Germany. The author lives in Rome.
'The novels of Andrew Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humour, and the sense of despair that fill the air of Sicily.' Donna Leon
'Sly and witty...Montalbano must pick his way through a labyrinth of corruption, false clues, vendettas - and delicious meals. The result is funny and intriguing with a fluent translation by New York poet Stephen Sartarelli.' Observer
Series: Inspector Montalbano Mysteries
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 1st March 2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1