Read the book. Visit the B and B in Sicily

image-mediumLots of people are heading off to Punta Secca Sicily  to stay in the Casa di Montalbano bed and breakfast, inspired by the Inspector Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri. Or perhaps the scenery on the TV series!  Read more

If you can’t get to Sicily, here’s a quick review of The wings of the sphinx  – Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo 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. He also has a very demanding stomach to feed. Then the dead body of a young woman is found in an illegal dump and Montalbano is propelled into the sex trade underworld …

Book group member says – I loved this book by Andy Camilleri. His descriptions of characters and their mannerisms are like a drawing or painting. Rated 5 star

Or try the latest couple – Dance of the seagull – Inspector Montalbano is awake at dawn, sitting on his porch, when his attention is caught by a seagull which falls from the sky, performing a strange dance, before lying down to die. Montalbano is perplexed by what he has witnessed and the scene hangs over him like an omen. About to depart for a holiday with his girlfriend Livia, he makes a quick trip to the police station to tie up loose ends. But when his dear colleague Fazio is discovered missing, Montalbano instead launches a desperate search for his lost friend

The age of doubt – A chance encounter with a strange young woman leads Inspector Montalbano to Vigáta harbour – and into a puzzling new mystery. The crew of a mysterious yacht – the Vanna – due to dock in the area have discovered a corpse floating in the water, the dead man’s face badly disfigured