The Day Of The Owl

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
Grandezza: 77,73 MB
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.

To Each His Own

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 0940322528
Grandezza: 17,84 MB
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Vista: 6035
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This letter is your death sentence. To avenge what you have done you will die. But what has Manno the pharmacist done? Nothing that he can think of. The next day he and his hunting companion are both dead.The police investigation is inconclusive. However, a modest high school teacher with a literary bent has noticed a clue that, he believes, will allow him to trace the killer. Patiently, methodically, he begins to untangle a web of erotic intrigue and political calculation. But the results of his amateur sleuthing are unexpected—and tragic. To Each His Own is one of the masterworks of the great Sicilian novelist Leonardo Sciascia—a gripping and unconventional detective story that is also an anatomy of a society founded on secrets, lies, collusion, and violence.

Equal Danger

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170625
Grandezza: 50,20 MB
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Vista: 381
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District Attorney Varga is shot dead. Then Judge Sanza is killed. Then Judge Azar. Are these random murders, or part of a conspiracy? Inspector Rogas thinks he might know, but as soon as he makes progress he is transferred and encouraged to pin the crimes on the Left. And yet how committed are the cynical, fashionable, comfortable revolutionaries to revolution—or anything? Who is doing what to whom? Equal Danger is set in an imaginary country, one that seems all too real. It is the most extreme—and gripping—depiction of the politics of paranoia by Leonardo Sciascia, master of the metaphysical detective novel.

The Leopard

Autore: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Editore: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 0375714790
Grandezza: 21,49 MB
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Vista: 2465
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Confronting the social changes sweeping nineteenth-century Italy, including the forces of revolution and democracy, an elderly Sicilian aristocrat arranges a marriage between his daughter and a wealthy merchant. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Voice Of The Violin

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440677946
Grandezza: 58,39 MB
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Vista: 9146
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The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series Inspector Montalbano, praised as “a delightful creation” (USA Today), has been compared to the legendary detectives of Georges Simenon, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler. As the fourth mystery in the internationally bestselling series opens, Montalbano’s gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim’s friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate... But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.

The Knight And Death Other Stories

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore:
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Vista: 1857
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The Whisperer The Way To Freedom

Autore: H.M. Clarke
Editore: PublishDrive
ISBN:
Grandezza: 19,37 MB
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Vista: 9980
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Book 7 is here! Dearen and her uneasy allies are on a rescue mission to free Adhamh from his Arranian capturers. Kral Tayme, on the other hand, has given himself his own mission to remind Dearen at every available moment of who she really is. Kalena Tsarland, Hatar Kalarthri.

Sicilian Uncles

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: Granta Books
ISBN: 178378024X
Grandezza: 15,62 MB
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The expression 'Sicilian uncle' has the same sense in Italian as 'Dutch uncle' does in English, but with sinister overtones of betrayal and inconstancy. The four novellas in Sicilian Uncles, originally published in 1958, are political thrillers of a kind - the first fruits of Sciascia's maturity. In these stories, illusions about ideology and history are lost in mirth, suffering and abandoned innocence. Each novella has its historical moment: the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Spanish Civil War, the death of Stalin, the 'events' of 1848. These occasions and their consequences are registered in the lives of Sciascia's wonderfully drawn characters. Each has voice, wit and a private history which opens out onto the wider circumstances of his time.