August Heat

August Heat

Talking Book CD - 2011
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Camilleri's alternately brooding and life-loving Sicilian police inspector Salvo Montalbano may be the most agonizingly human lead character in the mystery genre. The inspector's all-too-recognizable shortcomings, from lethargy to lust, are on view in this latest episode in which a summer rental -procured by Salvo for friends of his girlfriend, Livia - becomes a kind of Italian Amityville horror. If an insect infestation isn't enough to turn the holiday into a fiasco, the body found in a concealed basement apartment does the trick nicely, leaving Montalbano on the outs with Livia and forced to contend with a six-year-old murder. As the inspector endures the August heat (often by sitting in his office in his underwear), he faces an even more formidable obstacle: his overwhelming attraction to the victim's stunning twin sister.
Publisher: Bath [England] : Oakhill Pub., p2011.
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY
Characteristics: 5 discs (372 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Philpott, Daniel


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