Title Profile & Character Information

The Dance of the Seagull

Annotation
The latest from the New York Times bestselling author of The Potter's Field, winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger Award, andThe Age of Doubt
 
With Inspector Montalbano's most recent outings hitting the New York Times bestseller list, Andrea Camilleri's darkly refined Italian mysteries have become favorites of American crime novel fans. This latest installment finds Montalbano in search of his missing right-hand man.
            Before leaving for vacation with Livia, Montalbano witnesses a seagull doing an odd dance on the beach outside his home, when the bird suddenly drops dead. Stopping in at his office for a quick check before heading off, he notices that Fazio is nowhere to be found and soon learns that he was last seen on the docks, secretly working on a case. Montalbano sets out to find him and discovers that the seagull's dance of death may provide the key to understanding a macabre world of sadism, extortion, and murder.



Characters
NameMontalbano, Salvo
GenderMale
OccupationPolice inspector
TraitsMarried
Maverick

GenreThriller
Mystery
    --Police procedural
Fiction
Suspense
TopicsMurder investigations
Mysteries
Police
Vacations
Italian culture
Missing persons
Search for truth
SettingSicilly, Italy
Italy