La Piramide Di Fango

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838932506
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Sono giorni di pioggia a Vigàta, quegli acquazzoni violenti e persistenti che non danno requie, fiumane d’acqua scatenata che travolgono case e terreni lasciando dietro di sé un mare di fango. È in una di queste giornate che un uomo, Giugiù Nicotra, viene trovato morto in un cantiere, mezzo nudo, colpito da un proiettile alle spalle. Aveva cercato scampo in una specie di galleria formata da grossi tubi per la costruzione di condotte d’acqua. L’indagine parte lenta e scivolosa, ma ben presto ogni indizio, ogni personaggio, conduce al mondo dei cantieri e degli appalti pubblici. Un mondo non meno viscido e fangoso della melma di cui ogni cantiere è ricoperto. Districandosi tra tutto quel fango nel quale «sguazzariano» costruttori, ditte, funzionari pubblici, una cosa Montalbano non riesce a togliersi dalla testa: che Nicotra, il morto, andando a morire dentro alla galleria, avesse voluto comunicare qualche cosa.

The Pyramid Of Mud

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698195884
Grandezza: 78,62 MB
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The 22nd novel in the internationally and New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series On a gloomy morning in Vigàta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugiù Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site—a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, it appears he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud. As he wades through a world in which construction firms and public officials thrive, Montalbano is obsessed by one thought: that by going to die in the tunnel, Nicotra had been trying to communicate something. “The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fills the air of Sicily.” —Donna Leon

The Scent Of The Night

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526324
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The Scent of the Night is the sixth comic detective novel in the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri. Montalbano learned how hard it was to put on a wetsuit while in a dinghy speeding over a sea that wasn't exactly calm. Mimì, at the helm, looked tense and worried. "Getting seasick?" the inspector asked him at one point. "No. Just sick of myself." "Why?" "Because every now and then I realize what a stupid shit I am to go along with some of your brilliant ideas." When an angry octogenarian holds a terrified and lovelorn secretary at gunpoint, Inspector Montalbano is reluctantly drawn into the case. The secretary's boss, a financial advisor, has vanished along with several billion lire entrusted to him by the good citizens of Vigàta. Also missing is the advisor's young colleague, whose uncle just happens to be building a house on the site of Inspector Montalbano's very favourite olive tree . . . Ably abetted by his loyal and eccentric team, Montalbano, the food-loving, commitment-phobic inspector, returns for another delicious investigation served up in vintage Camilleri style. The Scent of the Night is followed by the seventh book in the series, Rounding the Mark.

Treasure Hunt

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698136284
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The sixteenth Sicilian mystery in the irresistible New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano series A hail of bullets interrupts a period of dead calm. An elderly brother and sister open fire on the plaza below their apartment, punishing the people of Vigàta for their sins. News cameras capture Montalbano—gun in hand—as he scales the building to capture the ancient snipers. Inside he finds a nightmarish world of religious objects and a well-worn inflatable sex doll that will come back to haunt him. The Inspector is hailed as a hero after the televised adventure and calm returns. But Montalbano begins to receive cryptic messages in verse, challenging him to go on a "treasure hunt." Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles—until they take a dangerous turn.

The Wings Of The Sphinx

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330540548
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The Wings of the Sphinx is the eleventh book in the wickedly funny Inspector Montalbano series by Italian author, Andrea Camilleri. Things are not going well for Inspector Montalbano. His long-distance relationship with Livia is on the rocks, he feels himself getting even older and he's growing tired of the violence in his job. Then the dead body of a young woman is found in an illegal dump, with half her face missing. Her identity at first unknown; a tattoo of a sphinx moth on her left shoulder links her with three other girls bearing the same mark, all recent Russian immigrants to Italy. Victims of an underworld sex trade, these girls have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a Catholic charity organization. The problem is, the other girls can't help Montalbano with his enquiries. They are all missing. As his investigations progresses, it seems that not everyone wants Montalbano to discover what really lies behind the organization's charitable façade. And not only does Montalbano have a case to solve, he has a demanding stomach to feed, and he must save his foundering relationship with Livia . . . The Wings of the Sphinx is followed by the twelfth gripping mystery, The Track of Sand.

Twice Born

Autore: Margaret Mazzantini
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 110151518X
Grandezza: 79,58 MB
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This international bestseller is a sweeping portrait of motherhood, loss, and redemption in war-torn Sarajevo. Filled with memories of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, Gemma reluctantly boards a flight from her native Rome to that war-scarred city with her sixteen-year-old son, Pietro. She hopes to teach her son about the city of his birth and about Diego, the father he never knew. Once there Gemma is caught between the present and the past, reliving her love affair with Diego, their determination to start a family, and their deep connection to Sarajevo even as the threat of war loomed. In this haunting and sophisticated novel, Mazzantini masterfully probes the startling emotional territory of what makes a family-particularly what makes a mother. As the fate of Sarajevo converges with Gemma's all-consuming desire to have a child we see how far she is driven, in a stunning revelation that is both heartbreaking and cathartic. Brought to life by an unforgettable cast of characters, Twice Born is a tale of the acts of brutality and generosity that war can inspire. A blockbuster bestseller in Mazzantini's native Italy, it has taken Europe by storm and will soon be published around the world.

A Fine Line

Autore: Gianrico Carofiglio
Editore: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1908524626
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“A FINE LINE is a terrific novel, a legal thriller that is also full of complex meditations on the life of the lawyer and the difficult compromises inherent in any system of criminal justice. A book that is intensely rewarding at many levels.” Scott Turow The fifth in the best-selling Guido Guerrieri series. When Judge Larocca is accused of corruption, Guerrieri goes against his better instincts and takes the case. Helped by Annapaola Doria, a motorbike-riding bisexual private detective who keeps a baseball bat on hand for sticky situations, he investigates the alleged links to the mafia. Of course Guerrieri cannot stop himself from falling for Annapaola's exotic charms. The novel is a suspenseful legal thriller but it is also much more. It is the story of a judge who, to quote Dostoevsky, "lies to himself and listens to his own lies, so gets to the point where he can no longer distinguish the truth, either in himself or around himself."

Hunting Season

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447265920
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Sicily, 1880. When a stranger arrives in Vigàta, the town's inhabitants immediately become unsettled. It seems the young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant legendary for his home-grown medicines; a man who was murdered many years before. Fofo opens his own pharmacy in Vigàta and his remedies are sought by many. But he soon finds himself entangled with the local nobility: Don Filippo - a philandering marchese set on producing a new heir, his long-suffering wife Donna Matilde, his eccentric elderly father Don Federico, his son Federico and beautiful daughter Ntontò above all. But it won't be long before death visits Vigàta and the town and its most noble family will never be the same again . . . Both a delightful murder mystery and a comic novel of huge brio, fired by love and obsession and filled with memorable characters, Hunting Season is a captivating novel from Andrea Camilleri, the bestselling author of the Inspector Montalbano series. 'For sunny views, explosive characters and a snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri' New York Times

Gli Dei Dalle Lacrime D Oro

Autore: Zecharia Sitchin
Editore: Edizioni Piemme
ISBN: 8858509684
Grandezza: 70,63 MB
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"Sitchin è un instancabile investigatore delle origini dell'uomo." Kirkus Reviews

Un Paese Ci Vuole

Autore: Silvia Truzzi
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830443336
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Cesare Pavese scriveva che «Un paese vuol dire non essere soli». Ma nella velocità dei cambiamenti, sociali e politici, nel frastuono della comunicazione incessante, non è facile trovare punti di riferimento che ci facciano sentire felicemente parte di un Paese. Allenare la memoria non è un esercizio comune: Silvia Truzzi ha incontrato per Il Fatto quotidiano sedici italiani con i capelli bianchi, che in queste pagine raccontando se stessi ci parlano del passato e del futuro dell’Italia, di impegno e politica, di quel che ci manca e di quello che, con negligente disattenzione, abbiamo perso. O che abbiamo dimenticato, magari per comodità. Viene così alla luce un ricchissimo patrimonio di cultura, saggezza e umanità che non può essere liquidato con il detestabile slogan della «rottamazione». Sedici grandi voci hanno ancora qualcosa di molto importante da dirci: Andrea Camilleri, Luciana Castellina, Guido Ceronetti, Pietro Citati, Gherardo Colombo, Massimo Fini, Vittorio Gregotti, Claudio Magris, Dacia Maraini, Piergaetano Marchetti, Piero Ottone, Giampaolo Pansa, Stefano Rodotà, Giovanni Sartori, Emanuele Severino, Gustavo Zagrebelsky.