Excursion to Tindari

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The fifth in the hit Italian crime series, Excursion to Tindari is another darkly comic detective story featuring Inspector Montalbano.

Maybe a phrase, a line, a hint somewhere would reveal a reason, any reason, for the elderly couple's disappearance. They'd saved everything . . . there was even a copy of the 'certificate of living existence', that nadir of bureaucratic imbecility . . . What was the 'protocol', to use a word dear to government offices? Did one simply write on a sheet of paper something like: 'I, the undersigned, Salvo Montalbano, hereby declare myself to be in existence', sign it, and turn it in to the appointed clerk?

A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building early one morning, and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari - two seemingly unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve amid the daily complications of life at Vigàta police headquarters.

But when Montalbano discovers that the couple and the murdered young man lived in the same building, his investigation stumbles onto Sicily's brutal 'New Mafia', which leads him down a path more evil and more far-reaching than any he has been down before.

Excursion to Tindari is followed by the sixth novel in the Inspector Montalbano series, The Scent of the Night.

Praise for Andrea Camilleri:

'A joy to read' The Times

'This savagely funny police procedural proves that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English' New York Times

About Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. The Inspector Montalbano series 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. He lives in Rome.

Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator. He is also the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Open Vault. He lives in France.

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Books by Andrea Camilleri

A Nest of Vipers
A Nest of Vipers
The Brewer of Preston
The Brewer of Preston
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
A Voice in the Night
A Voice in the Night
Game of Mirrors
Game of Mirrors
Blade of Light
Blade of Light
The Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt
Hunting Season
Hunting Season
Angelica's Smile
Angelica's Smile
The Age of Doubt
The Age of Doubt
The Track of Sand
The Track of Sand
Inspector Montalbano: The first three novels in the series
Inspector Montalbano: The first three novels in the series
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Potter's Field
The Potter's Field
The Wings of the Sphinx
The Wings of the Sphinx
August Heat
August Heat
The Paper Moon
The Paper Moon
The Patience of the Spider
The Patience of the Spider
Rounding the Mark
Rounding the Mark
The Scent of the Night
The Scent of the Night
The Voice of the Violin
The Voice of the Violin
The Terracotta Dog
The Terracotta Dog
The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
The Snack Thief
The Snack Thief

Books in the Series

A Nest of Vipers
A Nest of Vipers
A Voice in the Night
A Voice in the Night
Game of Mirrors
Game of Mirrors
Blade of Light
Blade of Light
The Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt
Angelica's Smile
Angelica's Smile
The Age of Doubt
The Age of Doubt
The Track of Sand
The Track of Sand
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Potter's Field
The Potter's Field
The Wings of the Sphinx
The Wings of the Sphinx
August Heat
August Heat
The Paper Moon
The Paper Moon
The Patience of the Spider
The Patience of the Spider
Rounding the Mark
Rounding the Mark
The Scent of the Night
The Scent of the Night
The Voice of the Violin
The Voice of the Violin
The Terracotta Dog
The Terracotta Dog
The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
The Snack Thief
The Snack Thief