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A young Don Juan is murdered in front of his apartment building. An elderly couple is missing after an excursion to Tindari. Two unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve?
International Bestseller The discreet lives of Vigata's drug dealers and prostitutes are disrupted when the body of a well-known engineer is found. Although the cause of death is ruled as natural causes, Inspector Salvo Montalbano will pick his way through a labyrinth of high comedy corruption, delicious meals, vendetta firepower, and carefully planted false clues to get to the heart of the matter.
Food, love, and murder-Sicilian style--in the gripping eleventh installment of The New York Times bestselling Montalbano mystery series. Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks and-acutely aware of his age-he is beginning to grow weary of the endless violence he encounters. Then a young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls-all victims of the underworld sex trade-who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. The problem is, Montalbano's inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church and the three other girls are all missing. (Note: 3 pages of glossary of notes at the end.)
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