The Voice of the Violin
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri is the fourth novel in the wryly humorous Inspector Montalbano series.
The commissioner kept looking at him with an expression that combined contempt and commiseration, apparently discerning unmistakable signs of senile dementia in the inspector.
"I'm going to speak very frankly, Montalbano. I don't have a very high opinion of you."
"Nor I of you," the inspector replied bluntly.
Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to this murder . . .
The Voice of the Violin is followed by the fifth novel in this compelling mystery series, Excursion to Tindari.
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
Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . Simply superb
One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers