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The Safety Net - Inspector Montalbano

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Zusatztext Montalbano's colleagues! chance encounters! Sicilian mores! even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today Informationen zum Autor Andrea Camilleri was one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. The Inspector Montalbano series, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. The Potter's Field , the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he was also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston . He died in Rome in July 2019. Klappentext It was the phrase 'the only thing Papa filmed that year' - the fact that a man on death's doorstep would make the effort to film a patch of wall - that really sparked Montalbano's curiosity . . . When Inspector Montalbano's town of Vigàta is selected as the filming location for a new movie set in the 1950s, the director asks locals to dig out old photographs from that time. And that is how engineer Ernesto Sabatello stumbles upon a mystery. In his attic, he discovers a series of films shot by his father between 1958 and 1963, always on the same day - 27 March - and always of the same subject: the outside wall of a country house. Intrigued, Montalbano begins to investigate the meaning behind these peculiar films. Meanwhile, a local school is attacked by a group of armed men. As shock ripples through the community and the police attempt to track down the perpetrators, Montalbano must consider taking a closer look at the students themselves and delving into the world of social media. 'A magnificent series of novels' Sunday Times 'The best company in crime fiction today' Guardian 'One of fiction's greatest detectives . . . Utterly gripping' Daily Mirror As a film crew descend upon Vigàta, Montalbano is busy investigating two cases: one from the past and the other involving the new world (for him, at least) of social media. Zusammenfassung Set on the coast of Sicily, The Safety Net is the twenty-fifth novel in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri. ***Adapted for BBC4's Inspector Montalbano series*** Vigàta is bustling as the new filming location for a Swedish television series set in 1950. In the production frenzy, the director asks the locals to track down movies and vintage photos to faithfully recreate the air of Vigàta at that time. Meanwhile, Montalbano is grappling with a double mystery, one that emerges from the past and another that leads him into the future . . . Engineer Ernesto Sabatello, rummaging in the attic of his house, finds some films shot by his father between 1958 and 1963, always on the same day, 27th March, and always the same shot: the outside wall of a country house. Montalbano hears the story and, intrigued, begins to investigate its meaning. Meanwhile, a middle school is threatened by a group of armed men, and a closer look at the case finds Montalbano looking into the students themselves and delving into the world of social media. ...

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Andrea Camilleri was one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. The Inspector Montalbano series, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. The Potter’s Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association’s International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he was also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. He died in Rome in July 2019.

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As a film crew descend upon Vigàta, Montalbano is busy investigating two cases: one from the past and the other involving the new world (for him, at least) of social media.

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Camilleri's twenty-sixth Inspector Montalbano mystery novel proves to be every bit as droll, as delicious, and as darkly tough as the first twenty-five . . . The beauty of the Inspector Montalbano novels [is] In addition to the baffling crimes he solves, there's a sense of absurdity that has the reader chuckling by page one Washington Post

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Authors Andrea Camilleri
Assisted by Stephen Sartarelli (Translation)
Publisher Picador Uk
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 01.10.2020
 
EAN 9781529035575
ISBN 978-1-5290-3557-5
No. of pages 288
Dimensions 130 mm x 197 mm x 21 mm
Series Inspector Montalbano Mysteries
Commissario Montalbano
Subjects Fiction > Suspense

FICTION / Crime, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional, FICTION / Thrillers / Crime, Fiction in translation, Sicily

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