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Published September 16, 2020

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Book Jacket

The Sicilian Method
Inspector Montalbano #26
by Andrea Camilleri
6 Oct 2020
288 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN-13: 9780143134978
Genre: Mysteries
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In the new novel in the transporting New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series, Montalbano finds his answers to a murder in a theatrical play.

Mimi Augello is visiting his lover when the woman's husband unexpectedly returns to the apartment; he climbs out the window and into the downstairs apartment, but one danger leads to another. In the dark he sees a body lying on the bed. Shortly after, another body is found, and the victim is Carmelo Catalanotti, a director of bourgeois dramas with a harsh reputation for the acting method he developed for his actors.

Are the two deaths connected? Catalanotti scrupulously kept notes and comments on all the actors he worked with, as well as strange notebooks full of figures and dates and names. Inspector Montalbano finds all of Catalanotti's dossiers and plays, the notes on the characters, and the notes on his last drama, Dangerous Turn--the theater is where he'll find the answer.

"The blend of farce, sexual shenanigans, and strangely intense community theater intrigues as it amuses. Though [Camilleri] died in 2019, fans can hope that there's at least one more adventure to come for his aging, cynical police inspector." - Publishers Weekly

"Montalbano's awkwardness with the opposite sex is on full comic display in his flirtation with the mysterious Antonia, complicated further by his temperamental longtime love, Livia...The late Camilleri's antepenultimate novel again combines divinely deadpan drollery with a clever puzzle." - Kirkus Reviews

Andrea Camilleri was one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. His books sold over 65 million copies worldwide. The Inspector Montalbano series, which began with The Shape of Water, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he was also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. He died aged 93 in 2019.

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