The Snack Thief: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries -

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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 (Commissario Montalbano #3)

User Review  - Alexandra - Goodreads

I have to admit that I've never read any of Andrea Camilleri's books, so a friend of mine who knows that I like mystery stories recommended it. And it was perfect! Andrea Camilleri knows how to tell ... Read full review

Review: The Snack Thief (Commissario Montalbano #3)

User Review  - Thebooktrail - Goodreads

This is the third book in the Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series, and oh how we love this Italian police series! Take the tour of the locations in the book here: Montalbano tour here He ... 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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