The Paper Moon: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: July 2010
Duration: 5 hours 43 minutes
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn't have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man'shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down'commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vig'ta.
'Humor'leavens the noirish story line, and the solution to the central puzzle is both psychologically plausible and intellectually satisfying. The crisp prose is a pleasure to read, and a last-minute twist a testament to the author's artistry.''Publishers Weekly