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The Wings of the Sphinx Andrea Camilleri

The Wings of the Sphinx By Andrea Camilleri

The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri


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Another exciting and humorous Sicilian investigation featuring the inimitable Inspector Montalbano.

The Wings of the Sphinx Summary

The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri

The Wings of the Sphinx is the eleventh book in the wickedly funny Inspector Montalbano series by Italian author, Andrea Camilleri.

Things are not going well for Inspector Montalbano. His long-distance relationship with Livia is on the rocks, he feels himself getting even older and he's growing tired of the violence in his job.

Then the dead body of a young woman is found in an illegal dump, with half her face missing. Her identity at first unknown; a tattoo of a sphinx moth on her left shoulder links her with three other girls bearing the same mark, all recent Russian immigrants to Italy. Victims of an underworld sex trade, these girls have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a Catholic charity organization. The problem is, the other girls can't help Montalbano with his enquiries. They are all missing.

As his investigations progresses, it seems that not everyone wants Montalbano to discover what really lies behind the organization's charitable facade. And not only does Montalbano have a case to solve, he has a demanding stomach to feed, and he must save his foundering relationship with Livia . . .

The Wings of the Sphinx is followed by the twelfth gripping mystery, The Track of Sand.

The Wings of the Sphinx Reviews

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 *
Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . Simply superb * Sunday Times *
One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers * Daily Mail *

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

NGR9781529043860
9781529043860
1529043867
The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri
New
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
20210415
288
Short-listed for CWA International Dagger 2011 (UK) null null null null null null null null null
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