#15 in series

The Dance Of The Seagull

Book 15 in the series

3.9 based on 1273 ratings & 148 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 26.01.2017
ISBN: 9781509853694
Number of pages: 304

Synopsis

The Dance of the Seagull is the fifteenth darkly humorous adventure starring Inspector Montalbano from bestselling author Andrea Camilleri.

New edition cover with original Jeff Fisher illustration

Inspector Montalbano is awake at dawn, 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. Montalbano is perplexed by what he has witnessed and the scene hangs over him like an omen.

About to depart for a holiday with his girlfriend Livia, Montalbano makes a quick trip to the police station to tie up loose ends. But when his dear colleague Fazio is discovered missing - and it transpires that the policeman has been involved in his own secret investigations - Montalbano instead launches a desperate search for his lost friend, as time begins to run out . . .

Navigating a shadowy maze of smuggling, blackmail and the darkest murder, and moving from the docks of Vigàta to its deep, dry wells where the mafia hide their terrible crimes, Inspector Montalbano must have his wits about him to unravel this tangled mystery.

The Dance of the Seagull is followed by the sixteenth Inspector Montalbano novel, The Treasure Hunt.

In the media

For sunny views, explosive characters and a snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri
New York Times
Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today
Sunday Times
Wonderful Italian detective stories
Guardian