When Vigàta's elite are targeted in a series of burglaries, Inspector Montalbano reluctantly takes the case. It isn't long before Montalbano finds himself taken with one of the victims, beautiful young Angelica. But as the detective's attraction grows – until he can think of little else – a series of anonymous letters claiming responsibility for the thefts begin to arrive. Montalbano must focus his mind to solve this perplexing investigation before events spiral out of all control..
|Publisher||Oakhill Audio; 2015|
THE AGE OF DOUBT
When a boat containing a disfigured corpse is found in the port of Vigata, the investigation leaves a luxury vessel with a shady crew stuck in the port until Inspector Montalbano can make sense of the crime. Soon Montalbano finds himself getting into tangles with the dreaded Commissioner, and a beautiful young woman with whom he becomes dangerously besotted. But can he clear his head long enough to unravel this murky mystery?
Inspector Montalbano and his girlfriend, Livia, prepare for a relaxing holiday in a villa he has found for them. But when Livia’s friends’ young son goes missing, a series of events is sparked which will certainly ruin the Chief Inspector’s pleasant interlude.
THE DANCE OF THE SEAGULL
Inspector Montalbano is 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 - the scene hangs over him like an omen. About to depart for a holiday with his girlfriend Livia, Montalbano makes a trip to the police station to tie up loose ends. But when his colleague Fazio is discovered missing, Montalbano launches a desperate search for his friend, as time begins to run out . . .
EXCURSION TO TINDARI
A young man is found murdered in front of his apartment building, and an elderly couple are reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari – two seemingly unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve. But his investigation stumbles onto Sicily’s brutal ‘New Mafia’, leading him down a path more evil and far-reaching than any he has been down before.
THE PAPER MOON
Inspector Montalbano is faced with the gruesome murder of a man – shot in the face at point-blank range with his pants down. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, dirty cocaine, dead politicians, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigàta.
THE PATIENCE OF THE SPIDER
Chief Inspector Montalbano is on enforced sick leave. But when a local girl goes mysteriously missing, the whole community takes an interest in the case. The ever-inquisitive Montalbano steps in, to get to the heart of the matter in his own inimitable style.
THE POTTER'S FIELD
While Vigàta is wracked by storms, Inspector Montalbano is called to attend the discovery of a dismembered body in a field of clay. Bearing all the marks of an execution style killing, it seems clear that this is the work of the notorious local mafia. But who is the victim? And what is the significance of the Potter's Field? Working to decipher these clues, Montalbano must also avoid the distraction of the enchanting Dolores Alfano...
ROUNDING THE MARK
Inspector Montalbano is considering retirement. Everything – the government, the world – seems to be going to the dogs. But when he bumps into a dead body during a bracing swim, his detective instincts are aroused once more. Particularly when the most likely identity of the victim is a man long buried ...
THE SCENT OF THE NIGHT
An angry octogenarian holds a terrified secretary at gunpoint. The secretary’s boss, a financial adviser, has vanished along with several billion lire entrusted to him by the good citizens of Vigata. Also missing is the adviser’s young colleague. Inspector Montalbano is reluctantly drawn into the case.
THE SHAPE OF WATER
When Silvio Luparello is found dead 'in flagrante', the verdict is death by natural causes - quite unnusual in Sicily! But Inspector Montalbano is not convinced about the official verdict.
THE SNACK THIEF (X Rated)
Inspector Montalbano, the Sicilian detective, investigates two seemingly unconnected deaths: the gunning down of a crewman on a fishing trawler by a Tunisian patrol boat, and the stabbing of an elderly man in an elevator. X rated, contains offensive language.
THE TERRACOTTA DOG
Several incidents lead Inspector Montalbano to a secret grotto where a terracotta dog watches over the intertwined bodies of two young lovers who died over fifty years ago. Trying to solve this old crime, Montalbano is faced with horrors from WWII.
THE TREASURE HUNT
When a crazed elderly man and his sister begin firing bullets from their balcony down onto the Vigata street below, Inspector Montalbano finds himself a reluctant television hero. When a letter arrives containing a mysterious riddle, the Inspector becomes drawn into a treasure hunt set by an anonymous challenger. He follows the clues, travelling from Vigata's teeming streets to its deserted outskirts. But when a horrifying crime is committed it isn't long before Montalbano himself will be in terrible danger...
THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN (X Rated)
Trying to get to a funeral, Montalbano bumps a car with the police car. He leaves a note, but his curiosity is piqued when no-one contacts him about the repair. Visiting the owner's house illicitly, he discovers a body. Following an inept investigation, he and his team take over the case, but it must be done totally covertly! X rated, contains graphic violence and explicit sex.
THE WINGS OF THE SPHINX
When the body of a young woman is found in a dump, a tattoo of a sphinx moth on her shoulder links her with three other missing girls bearing the same mark. All victims of an underworld sex trade, these girls had been rescued by a Catholic charity organization. But as his investigation progresses, it seems that not everyone wants Inspector Montalbano to discover what really lies behind the organisation's charitable façade.