The Snack Thief: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries -, Book 3

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Pan Macmillan, Dec 10, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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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 (Inspector Montalbano #3)

User Review  - Camille - Goodreads

Camilleri's books feature Sicilian Detective Salvo Montalbano who is unique in his desire for searching out the truth, yet resigned to the failures and foibles of the human condition. They capture the ... Read full review

Review: The Snack Thief (Il commissario Montalbano #3)

User Review  - Mei - Goodreads

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. A series which I just started, and a new anti-hero, and a series of extraordinary events. The Inspector has relationship issues, is crabby, loves food, believes in ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. The Montalbano mysteries have been best-sellers all over Europe. He lives in Rome. Stephen Sartarelli is a poet and translator. He lives in France.

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