The Track of Sand

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The Track of Sand is Andrea Camilleri's twelfth outing in the wryly humorous Inspector Montalbano series.

Inspector Montalbano rises one morning to find the carcass of a horse on the beach in front of his seaside home. But no sooner do his men arrive, than the body has mysteriously vanished, leaving only a track in the sand. Before long Rachele, a beguiling equestrian champion, turns up at police headquarters to report her horse missing. The horse had been stabled at the grounds of a certain Saverio Lo Duca, one of the richest men in Sicily. Lo Duca has lost one of his own horses too.

Montalbano, his curiosity piqued, investigates, but before long things take a more disturbing turn . . . But who has Montalbano upset within this strange, unfamiliar world of horse-racing? And what has the Mafia to do with it all?

The Track of Sand is followed by the thirteenth novel in the series, The Potter's Field.

'A remarkable series. The Track of Sand is as funny and intriguing as the best of its predecessors' Independent

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 Voice in the Night
A Voice in the Night
Blade of Light
Blade of Light
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
The Brewer of Preston
The Brewer of Preston
Game of Mirrors
Game of Mirrors
Angelica's Smile
Angelica's Smile
Hunting Season
Hunting Season
The Potter's Field
The Potter's Field
The Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt
The Age of Doubt
The Age of Doubt
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Dance Of The Seagull
Inspector Montalbano: The first three novels in the series
Inspector Montalbano: The first three novels in the series
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
Excursion to Tindari
Excursion to Tindari
The Voice of the Violin
The Voice of the Violin
The Terracotta Dog
The Terracotta Dog
The Snack Thief
The Snack Thief
The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water

Books in the Series

A Voice in the Night
A Voice in the Night
Blade of Light
Blade of Light
Game of Mirrors
Game of Mirrors
Angelica's Smile
Angelica's Smile
The Potter's Field
The Potter's Field
The Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt
The Age of Doubt
The Age of Doubt
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Dance Of The Seagull
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
Excursion to Tindari
Excursion to Tindari
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