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 Andrea Camilleri's third Montalbano novel, 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.

The Snack Thief is followed by the fourth Inspector Montalbano novel, The Voice of the Violin.

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Review: The Snack Thief (Commissario Montalbano #3)

User Review  - Razvan Banciu - Goodreads

Camilleri seems to be one of san Antoni's epigones, and not a bad one at all. his characters are alive and somehow afectionate, the plot is acceptable, the style is a pleasant one. four stars are ... Read full review

Review: The Snack Thief (Commissario Montalbano #3)

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Montalbano has been revealed in this book to be a much larger "ass" as he has been called by most of the people who work for him and his girl friend. He is ruder, mean, nastier than he was in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He lives in Rome. The Inspector Montalbano series, which began with The Shape of Water, 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 is also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston.