Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Third in Series

Finished May 20
The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri
Inspector Salvo Montalbano attempts to avoid getting drawn into a case involving a Tunisian killed on a fishing boat, and instead focuses on a case of a man found stabbed to death in the elevator of his apartment building. The elderly man is found quite soon after he has been stabbed, and his wife has an alibi, having left early that morning to visit her sister. It becomes apparent that the dead man had a mistress who he met in his office on a regular basis, and as they track down the mistress, they discover that there may have been more going on in the office than it appeared. When the mistress and her young son disappear, Montalbano attempts to find them.
Livia, Montalbano's girlfriend has a larger role in this book, and becomes more than just a surface character. Food continues to play an important role and I recommend making reservations in an Italian restaurant for after your reading!

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