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
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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

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

A Nest Of Vipers

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447266005
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A Nest of Vipers is the twenty-first novel in Andrea Camilleri's irresistible Inspector Montalbano series. Quite a family, you had to admit! A nest of vipers might be a better description . . . On what should be a quiet Sunday morning, Inspector Montalbano is called to a murder scene on the Sicilian coast. A man has discovered his father dead in his Vigàtan beach house: his body slumped on the dining room floor, his morning coffee spilt across the table, and a single gunshot wound at the base of his skull. First appearances point to the son having the most to gain from his father’s untimely death, a notion his sister can’t help but reinforce. But when Montalbano delves deeper into the case, and learns of the dishonourable life the victim led, it soon becomes clear half of Vigàta has a motive for his murder and this won’t be as simple as the Inspector had once hoped...

The Snack Thief

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526200
Grandezza: 80,16 MB
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Never has Inspector Montalbano's character - a unique blend of humor, cynicism, compassion, earthiness, and love of good food - been more compelling than in Andrea Camilleri's third Montalbano novel, The Snack Thief. This edition featuring a new look cover design. 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 suspects a link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished house cleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other school children's mid-morning 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 Snack Thief is followed by the fourth Inspector Montalbano novel, The Voice of the Violin.

Treasure Hunt

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698136284
Grandezza: 13,79 MB
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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.

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."

Rounding The Mark

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526170
Grandezza: 28,94 MB
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Rounding the Mark is the seventh darkly humorous novel in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series. He began swimming in slow, broad strokes. The sea smelled harsh, stinging his nostrils like champagne, and he nearly got drunk on it . . . In a fraction of a second, Montalbano realized he'd struck a human foot. Somebody else was floating right beside him, and he hadn't noticed."Excuse me," he said hastily, flipping back onto his belly and looking over at the other.The person beside him didn't answer, because he wasn't doing the dead man's float. He was actually dead. And, to judge from the way he looked, he'd been so for quite a while. Increasingly disillusioned with his government and the world in general, Inspector Montalbano is considering retirement. He is starting to feel his age, and even his favourite restaurant has closed. But when he bumps into a dead body during a bracing swim, his detective instincts are aroused once more. Particularly when the most likely identity of the victim is a man already long buried . . . Rounding the Mark is followed by the eighth novel in the series The Patience of the Spider.

Gli Dei Dalle Lacrime D Oro

Autore: Zecharia Sitchin
Editore: Edizioni Piemme
ISBN: 8858509684
Grandezza: 40,34 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
Grandezza: 45,10 MB
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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.