The Snack Thief: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries -, Book 3
Never has Inspector Montalbano’s character – a unique blend of humor, cynicism, compassion, earthiness, and love of good food – been more compelling than in The Snack Thief.
When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily’s coast, only Inspector Montalbano suspects a link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished house cleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other school children’s mid-morning snacks. But Karima disappears, and the young snack thief’s life – as well as Montalbano’s – is endangered when the inspector exposes a viper’s nest of government corruption and international intrigue.
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Review: The Snack Thief (Commissario Montalbano #3)User Review - Charles Kerns - Goodreads
I keep trying to figure out why the main character, detective Montalbano, arrogant, tyrannical and petty in his dealings with fellow officers and oftentimes with victims and suspects and even ... Read full review
Review: The Snack Thief (Commissario Montalbano #3)User Review - Bev Taylor - Goodreads
just transport donna leons's detective from venice to sicily! farcical and endearing, sly and witty - a cross between philip marlowe and columbo. the man himself - montalbano - must pick his way thru ... Read full review