The Age of Doubt

The Age of Doubt

Book - 2012
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"You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven't read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen...transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano."
--A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

The day after a storm floods Vigàta, Inspector Montalbano encounters a strange, bedraggled woman who expresses interest in a certain yacht scheduled to dock that afternoon. Not long after she's gone, the crew of the yacht reports having found a dinghy in the port, and within it, a disfigured corpse. Also at anchor is an eighty-five-foot luxury boat with a somewhat shady crew. Both boats will have to stay in Vigàta until the investigation is over--the unidentified man was poisoned, it seems. Based on the information--and misinformation--the mysterious woman shared with him, Montalbano begins to think the occupants of the yacht just might know a little more about the man's death than they're letting on.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780143120926
0143120921
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Camilleri 2012
Characteristics: 274 p. ; cm

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captbligh
Jun 26, 2017

Camilleri has the formula down: Montalbano has a dream with hidden meaning; he writes letters and talks with himself; at 58 he suffers from getting-old trauma; calls from long time, surprisingly patient girlfriend Livia come at the wrong time. All familiar now but the plot is big, good and new. Excellent as usual.

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sandfordross
Nov 11, 2015

Somewhat formulaic and written by someone who seems to think that women are incredibly drawn to a man approaching sixty. Maybe he wishes it were true? Anyways, the love interests really detract from a good read.

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2011angie
Aug 01, 2012

Not Donna Leon.....

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rosemaryannetait
Jul 23, 2012

as usual Andrea doesn't disappoint, Montalbano is such a well drawn characater as are all of the main players in these Montalbano series of books. highly recommend reading it.

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