By Andrea Camilleri
The most recent secret in Andrea Camilleri's across the world bestselling Inspector Montalbano sequence With their darkish sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's vintage crime novels proceed to win increasingly more lovers in the USA. the newest installment of the preferred secret sequence unearths the moody Inspector Montalbano extra beset by way of the existential questions which have been plaguing him of past due. yet he doesn't have a lot time to wax philosophical earlier than the grotesque homicide of a man-shot at point-blank variety within the face together with his pants down-commands his consciousness. upload evasive, attractive girls as top suspects, a few soiled cocaine, mysterious machine codes, and a chain of threatening letters, and issues quickly get very complex on the police headquarters in Vigàta.
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My father was standing in the doorway where he'd been posted. I've heard him tell about it a hundred times; he was always telling it. He heard the shot fired and ran to the corner of the building and sent one glance at the site and saw what had happened - and don't tell me that in that short time someone could have come out of the building and run away, because they couldn't. ' he appealed to Inspector Block. 'No,' said Block. 'In that short time, anyone shooting, from the window where the gun was could hardly even have reached the top of the stairs.
May it please your lordship, members of the jury. Fifteen years ago, almost to this very day, the police The Scapegoat 23 were shown an anonymous letter which had been received by the famous stage magician, Mr Mysterioso. It was the first of a dozen or so, over the next six months. They were composed of words cut out from the national dailies, and enclosed in cheap envelopes,, varying in size and shape, posted from widely differing parts of the country. I may add here that no one concerned with the case appeared to have had the opportunity to post them, unless of course it was done for the sender by different persons.
I don't want to hear all this, I know what I know. Because of what he did, my father's life was ruined. I meant all those threats. ' said Mr Photoze, appealing to the rest of them with outflung arms and a tinkling of gold. 'Your father was never accused of anything,' said Inspector Block. 'He was dismissed - ' ' "Dismissed for negligence" - everyone knew what that meant. ' 'We are going to lift that suspicion,' said Mysterioso. 'That's what we're here for; we're going to clear the whole thing up.