Out on 20 August 2020

The Voice of the Violin

Andrea Camilleri

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20 August 2020
9781529042443
272 pages
Synopsis

The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri is fourth in the bestselling 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

Guardian

Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . Simply superb

Sunday Times

One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers

Daily Mail