August Heat

August Heat

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August Heat by Andrea Camilleri, is the tenth instalment in the Inspector Montalbano series, adapted as a major BBC4 television series.

Montalbano quickly slammed the trunk shut and sat down on top of it. When the beam from Livia's torch shone on his face, he automatically smiled.

'What's in the trunk?' Livia asked.

'Nothing. It's empty.'

How could he possibly have told her there was a corpse inside?

The lazy, slow month of August at the height of the Sicilian summer is, Inspector Montalbano assures his girlfriend Livia as they prepare for a relaxing holiday in a villa he has found for them, far too hot for any murders to be committed. But when Livia's friends' young son goes missing, a chain of events is sparked which will certainly ruin the Chief Inspector's pleasant interlude.

A secret apartment and a grisly find in an old trunk are just the beginning, as Montalbano navigates his way though the case, as well as coping with the sweltering heat, the suspicious death of an Arab labourer and the tempting lure of a beautiful girl . . .

August Heat is followed by the eleventh book in the series, The Wings of the Sphinx.

'A magnificent series of novels' Sunday Times

'Wonderful Italian detective stories' Guardian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 26mm | 200g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330457306
  • 9780330457309
  • 7,467

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aA fascinating survey of the digital age [and] an eye-opening paean to possibility.aa"The Boston Globe" aDrawing from anthropology, economic theory, and keen observation, [Shirky] makes a strong case that new communications tools are making once-impossible forms of group action possible . . . [An] extraordinarily perceptive new book.a a"Minneapolis Star Tribune"
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About Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. His Montalbano series has been adapted for Italian television and translated into thirty-two languages. The Potter's Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he is also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. He lives in Rome.
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3,409 ratings
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4 44% (1,512)
3 23% (779)
2 3% (102)
1 1% (24)
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