The Wings of the Sphinx (Inspector Montalbano Series #11)

The Wings of the Sphinx (Inspector Montalbano Series #11)


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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. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks and—acutely aware of his age—he is beginning to grow weary of the endless violence he encounters. Then a young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls-all victims of the underworld sex trade-who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. The problem is, Montalbano's inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church and the three other girls are all missing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143116608
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Series: Inspector Montalbano Series , #11
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 192,322
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano mystery series, bestsellers in Italy and Germany, has been adapted for Italian television and translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish. He lives in Rome.
Stephen Sartarelli lives in upstate New York.

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The Wings of the Sphinx (Inspector Montalbano Series #11) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
tututhefirst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Montalbano is feeling his age. He is 56, beginning to ponder his own mortality, experiencing some minor physical reminders of the need to slow down, questioning his long-term relationship and failure to seal the commitment with Livia, and now must solve the murder of a young girl whose only identifying mark is a butterfly tattooed on her left shoulder. When he learns the mark is not a butterfly but a specific type of moth, he is able to trace the young lady to a mysterious and secretive organization connected with the Catholic Church. Here is where Montalbano shines. He is not afraid to take on those in power, even when told to back down by his superiors. This one isn't as light as some of the others, but it's a well-plotted mystery with many complex characters holding it together.
kylenapoli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not much meat to the actual mystery this time out, but otherwise as pleasing as the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started watching Montalbono on Fridays on MHz. Recently I found the author on my Nook and on audio cant wait to start reading this series hoping its as good as I see on Fridays.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago