The Snack Thief

Andrea Camilleri

Grover Gardner (Narrator)

01-01-06

6hrs 11min

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01-01-06

6hrs 11min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Camilleri displays all the storytelling skills that have made him an international bestseller…Montalbano, despite his curmudgeonly exterior, has a depth to him that charms. Readers are sure to savor this engrossing, Mafia-free Sicilian mystery.” Publishers Weekly

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, with his keen insight into human nature, suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and occasional prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's midmorning 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 urbane and perceptive Sicilian detective is in top form in thiscompelling case—as are Camilleri's stunning storytelling skills.

Praise

“Camilleri displays all the storytelling skills that have made him an international bestseller…Montalbano, despite his curmudgeonly exterior, has a depth to him that charms. Readers are sure to savor this engrossing, Mafia-free Sicilian mystery.” Publishers Weekly

“Full of memorable characters and witty takes on Italian life…Camilleri’s latest proves why he is such a big hit in Europe…Highly recommended.” Library Journal

“Montalbano, blessedly, is as bitingly humorous as ever.” Kirkus Reviews

"Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator." The Washington Post

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Number in Series 3
Series Display String The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Police Procedurals, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, New Additions, New Additions
Author Bio
Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri (1925–2019) wrote the internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano mysteries as well as historical novels. His books have been made into television shows in Italy and translated into thirty-two languages. His thirteenth Montalbano novel, The Potter’s Field, won the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger Award and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Narrator Bio
Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

Overview

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, with his keen insight into human nature, suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and occasional prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's midmorning 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 urbane and perceptive Sicilian detective is in top form in thiscompelling case—as are Camilleri's stunning storytelling skills.

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