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August Heat

august_heat.jpgThis is the latest and greatest in the Inspector Montalbano series, set in Sicily, by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli. Montalbano is on the case after friends of his girlfriend, Livia, rent a seemingly haunted house along the beach, in the heat of August. Solving the mystery of the haunting only leads to another, more terrible mystery for Montalbano to solve.

I don't want to say much more than this for fear of giving away the plot. Let's face it though, if you're a Montalbano fan, you'll read this book. If not, and you like mysteries, love Italy, you should probably start reading these, but not with this book, with Shape of Water, that I believe is the first.

Oh, and for you fans, this one left me incredibly sad at the end, waiting for and dreading the repercussions that must surely follow in the next book.

And Marian, thanks for the book.

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The Shape of Water is the only one of this series that I've read. I need to get some more of these.

Do you read the Donna Leon series?

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Annie, I do. I've read all the Leon books except the latest which is patiently waiting for me on my bookshelf.

"About Face" is a really good one - I enjoyed it a lot. Maria I just started reading them about a month ago and she's up to #7 now. I didn't read them in order but wish I had.

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Have you read the Magdalen Naab series set in Florence?

sandrac:

Kim, I just got this latest Montalbano mystery and I had been saving it for my trip.....but now I think I'll wait -- I don't want to be terribly sad on the road.

sandrac:

I also love the Naab series!

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Sandra, I think it's a good idea. Write me though after you read it; I'm interested in your thoughts.

No, I haven't read any of the Naab series. Guess I need to add it to my list.

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