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Riccardino By Andrea Camilleri

Riccardino by Andrea Camilleri

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Inspector Montalbano embarks on his final case and, as with Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse before him, his last adventure is as thrilling as it is surprising. Riccardino marks a fitting end to a remarkable series of novels.

Riccardino Summary

Riccardino by Andrea Camilleri

The twenty-eighth and final novel in the thrilling, wickedly funny Inspector Montalbano Mysteries series by bestselling author Andrea Camilleri.

'Contrary to what you think, I'm carrying out this investigation as best I can. But let's do this: if I get stuck, if I find I can't go forward or back, then I'll let you know, and you can step in. And offer me a way out. You've gained a bit of detective work through me, haven't you? What do you say?'
'I'm game,' said the Author . . .

When Inspector Montalbano receives an early-morning phone call it proves to be the start of a very trying day. For the caller expects Montalbano to arrive imminently at a rendezvous with some friends. But before he can reply the caller announces himself as someone called Riccardino and hangs up.

Later that day news comes in of a brutal slaying in broad daylight by an unknown assassin who makes his getaway on a motorbike. And when the Inspector learns of the victim's identity - a man called Riccardino - his troubles are only just beginning. For soon he must contend with the involvement of a local bishop and a fortune teller who reports some strange goings-on in her neighbourhood.

All roads soon lead to a local salt mine but the case proves stubbornly intractable until Montalbano receives another unexpected call . . .

Riccardino Reviews

Reading it feels like taking a restful and invigorating holiday, in the company of an infallibly amusing author who is also sufficiently wise . . . Reflecting now on the pleasure Camilleri's body of work has given me, I'm moved to break a reviewing convention and offer to his shade a sentiment that even the most delighted critics never express: thank you * The Daily Telegraph *
The concluding instalment in the late Italian writer's beloved Inspector Montalbano series is a chance to savour the sardonic Sicilian's company, the vivid landscape of his region and Camilleri's distinctive voice as he unravels his final mystery * The i *
Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . Simply superb * Sunday Times *
Montalbano's colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today * Guardian *
One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers * Daily Mail *
Camilleri has contrived a fitting goodbye to a dear old friend who operates, to the very last, on his own terms * Guardian *
With Riccardino, Montalbano signs off in glorious style * Crime Fiction Lover *

About Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri was one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. The Inspector Montalbano series, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. The Potter's Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he was also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. He died in Rome in July 2019.

Additional information

GOR011831331
9781529073300
1529073308
Riccardino by Andrea Camilleri
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2021-10-14
304
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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