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ISBN:1441721789
Author: Andrea Camilleri
ISBN13: 978-1441721785
Title: Rounding the Mark (An Inspector Montalbano Mystery)(Library Edition) (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)
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Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged library edition (February 1, 2010)

Rounding the Mark (An Inspector Montalbano Mystery)(Library Edition) (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) by Andrea Camilleri



While swimming along the Sicilian shore, Inspector Montalbano discovers a corpse. His pursuit of the cause of death intersects with the inquiry into a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a young boy who may have been victimized by human traffickers.

Series: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery (Book 7). Paperback: 272 pages. Andrea Camilleri provides another interesting stemwinder mystery, starring an aging and reflective Commissioner Salvo Montalbano. These tales of crime, corruption and daily life in Sicily are always intelligent and enjoyable, and "Rounding the Mark" is not an exception in this series.

Yigal said: i love reading camilleri thrillers. I look forward to continuing this s Once again I found myself flying through an Inspector Montalbano mystery. I love the way Montalbano eats & the loving care Camilleri puts into the descriptions of the food! But even better is that in each of these mysteries, I learn something about Sicily & Italy in general with the help of the marvellous endnotes by translator Stephen Sartarelli. I look forward to continuing this series.

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Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Inspector Salvo Montalbano is a Sicilian fictional character that was created by Italian writer Andrea Camilleri. The novels are written in a mixture of Italian and Sicilian dialects. AS you would expect much of the action takes place on the island of Sicily. Salvo Montalbano is a typical Sicilian chalk full of all of the idiosyncrasies and above all else good detective work. He has his own ways of doing things and is seen be his superiors as a loose cannon. Inspector Montalbano is an intelligent competent detective. He manages to wade through the reality of Sicilian life while maintaining his honesty and his integrity. The novels are filled with wonderful character and enough comedic episodes to entertain even the most discerning reader.

Inspector Montalbano must unravel the mystery of a dead body discovered in a sewage tunnel in the twenty-second novel in Andrea Camilleri's critically acclaimed series. The Overnight Kidnapper. Three cases of overnight kidnapping baffle the Vigàtan police force in Andrea Camilleri’s twenty-third Inspector Montalbano mystery. The Other End of the Line.

Andrea Camilleri's international bestselling mystery series features the earthy and urbane Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano who casts his spell on more and more fans with each new mystery In Rounding the Mark, Inspector Montalbano discovers a corpse while swimming along the Sicilian shore. His pursuit of the cause of death intersects with the inquiry into a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a young boy who may have been victimized by human traffickers. The buying and selling of immigrant children, for slave labor, sex, and as a source of illegal organ transplants, is part of the evil underside of the opening of Europe's borders. That, combined with frustration with his department's repressive handling of security for the G8 summit in Genoa and the corruption among his superiors and the politicians behind them, makes setting anything right seem like an exercise in futility. Montalbano alternates between despair and steely resolve. When he realizes that he may have inadvertently aided the boy's victimizers, his internal turmoil intensifies.
Reviews: 7
Samugor
Book 7 is a wonderful book, and yet at the time I read it the story is also very pertinent. There is as I write this a terrible crisis in Europe over immigrants and so it is very bittersweet to read this sad story about the little boy who is desperate to escape his awful fate. Salvo takes it upon himself to be an avenging angel once he figures out the little boy's back story. But at what cost? The inspector continues to take terrible risks when he goes out alone; his clever men show up in the nick of time but how long can we count on such luck? Meanwhile Montalbano worries about getting older. Are these related? The risk taking and the confrontation with mortality? You think?

Reading this sort of makes me miss the movies, which are (at least in my memory) lighter. Sunnier. Funnier. This is a sad story about a dreadful event.
Thozius
Andrea Camilleri provides another interesting stemwinder mystery, starring an aging and reflective Commissioner Salvo Montalbano. These tales of crime, corruption and daily life in Sicily are always intelligent and enjoyable, and "Rounding the Mark" is not an exception in this series. Beyond the obligatory murders and ancillary sordid criminal activity (trafficking in third world children) that the intrepid Montalbano sorts through here, the reader also shares the hero's ruminations about the pervasive corruption and cynicism that apparently mark the ebb and flow of Italian political, commercial and social life.

Montalbano has seen it all, but remains shockable and outraged when he comes across the vileness of immigrant smuggling and child trafficking. Montalbano is also struggling with the physical changes that come with middle-age. He's not happy with any of this, but plugs on and steadfastly and cleverly routs the bad guys and more or less stays true to his personal moral code.

A good read. And if you like Camilleri's Montalbano series, you might also enjoy Donna Leon's Inspector Brumetti and Michael Dibdin's Aurelio Zen. These are also wonderful stories about life and crime in Italy.
Modar
Camilleri has the annoying habit of ending some of his stories by dropping everything. It's the new fad in novels and very convenient for the writer. A few problems: you can't swim or dive in a wet suit and not use lead weights, you float too much, neutral buoyancy must be achieved. Also fins should be used for better maneuverability in the surf. Camilleri being ninety obviously doesn't do much diving. And who would be so stupid as to walk around in the water with thigh high boots which get filled with water when a pair of rubber sandals gives you better traction and protection.
Rgia
Salvo is in an extra-bad mood. He wants to resign out of disgust. He has had the last straw with systemic corruption in his town and in the fictional Montelusa district. Moody and edgy, melancholic about his own mortality he goes out for a swim and collides with a dead body. Literally. His day will only get better and he puts his resignation on hold. His band of comical confreres keep us entertained and Salvo relatively mellow. The exotic Ingrid spices up Salvo's nights at the dinner table but he keeps his virtue reserved for Livia in Genoa. I read this novel because I'm committed to the cast of characters. Plot was okay, but secondary to me.
Abywis
I've read them all....all the Montalbano mysteries by Andrea Camilleri that is, and Inspector Montalbano's penchant for justice, his appetite for homespun Sicilian cuisine, and his argument with the ever present absurdities and corruption of modern Italian/Sicilian life are exquisite. While his subject matter is often brutal I always feel that I'm in the company of a humanitarian champion. Camilleri makes me laugh out loud and I cheer him on with his wildly improbable plots because they take on the issues of the gravest importance. Child abduction and slavery, immigration, and bribery, are only a few of the issues that Camilleri tackles. If you're a mystery fan, Camilleri is not to be missed. I've read several of his books twice for the shear joy of the language. These mysteries are the best and the translations by Stephen Sartarelli are top notch. Go for it!
grand star
Montalbano is superbo! I tell you his investigative skills are fabulous! His banter with his men is so entertaining. Camilleri creates wonderful scenes with these off the wall characters.
YSOP
love this book. Camilleri has a wonderful way of telling you a story and describing characters. Especially the charismatic detective Montalbano. This isn't a crime novel with micro details about the murder scene or has detailed description of violence, it's more about the place in Sicily and the relationships between characters that keeps you turning the pages. If you haven't acquainted yourself with Inspector Montalbano, then this is a great place to start.
I try to read every Adnrea Camilleri book that is translated to English and enjoyed them all, but this time I believe he wrote his most humorous tale to date. The book begins with Inspector Salvo Montalbano accidently discovering a corpse floating about in the sea and tries to bring it to shore. That scene alone, and what follows immediately, is worth the price of the book, but Montalbano has another death that must be examined. Could they be connected? The story is quite timely as it deals with the trafficking of humans, a growing crime problem world-wide. But this time Montalbano is at his cynical peak. He is even considering leaving his job. Added to all the mystery is Camilleri tempting us with the flavors of Sicilian food, a temptation I gave into and which I found to be the best reason to take a break from reading the text. Should you wish to try reading him in Italian, be warned: many of the words are Sicilian, not Italian, and I found it necessary to buy a Sicilian dictionary to struggle through another of his works: "L`Odore della notte" or "The Smell of the Night." I can't wait to see what he has in store for us next.