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The Dance of the Seagull


"You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven't read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood -- altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano." A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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.

NameMontalbano, Salvo
OccupationPolice inspector

    --Police procedural
Italian culture
Missing persons
Search for truth
Mysterious disappearances
SettingSicilly, Italy

  Inspector Salvo Montalbano mysteries
1The Shape of water
2The Terra-cotta dog
3The Snack thief
4Voice of the violin
5Excursion to Tindari
6The Smell of the night
7Rounding the mark
8The Patience of the spider
9The Paper moon
10August heat
11The Wings of the sphinx
12The Track of sand
13The Potter's field
14The Age of doubt
15The Dance of the seagull
16Treasure hunt
17Angelica's smile
18Game of mirrors