Andrea Camilleri

L’autre bout du fil

The Other End of the Line

May 20, 2021
Thriller
288 pages
140 × 210 mm
19,90 €
9782265155107
978-2-2651-5510-7
Translated from the Italian by Serge Quadruppani
Andrea Camilleri, L’autre bout du fil
Andrea Camilleri, L’autre bout du fil

The first Montalbano dictated by Andrea Camilleri after his complete blindness.

In Vigàta, while the arrival every night of boats containing migrants rescued from shipwrecks disrupts the life of the police station, Livia, Montalbano’s eternal Genoese fiancée, forces him to face another ordeal: he must have a suit made to measure. On this occasion, the commissioner meets the beautiful and kind Elena and her Tunisian assistant Meriam. While the migratory crisis worsens on the Sicilian coast, with its racism and violence, Elena is murdered with tailor’s scissors, the suspects of the murder apparently have alibis, and a piece of fabric of exceptional quality may hold revelations about the past of the deceased seamstress...
Assisted by the hilarious Catarella, who has fallen in love with a cat that doesn’t return his love, Augello, blinded by his Donjuanism, and a shady Fazio, Inspector Montalbano progresses towards the truth thanks to his art of lying, and without ever forgetting to honor his twice-daily worship of Sicilian gastronomy...

The author

Andrea Camilleri, born in 1925, enjoyed worldwide success with his series devoted to the “Sicilian Maigret” whose sales in France alone now exceed one million copies.

Infos

In the series of Montalbano, this novel is the first of those that Andrea Camilleri, struck by blindness before his death in 2019, wrote under dictation. It is with an extra emotion that we find in The Other End of the Line the humanistic accents, the flavor of the dialect, and the intact verve of the great Sicilian storyteller.

May 20, 2021
Thriller
288 pages
140 × 210 mm
19,90 €
9782265155107
978-2-2651-5510-7
Translated from the Italian by Serge Quadruppani