Muse's Books (muse_books) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Muse's Books

Book 60: The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri,

Book 60: The Voice of the Violin (Inspector Montalbano #4).
Author: Andrea Camilleri, 1997. Translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli, 2003.
Genre: Police Procedural. Crime Fiction.
Other Details: ebook. 276 pages.

Inspector Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a 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 this murder . . - synopsis from UK publisher's website.

In this outing there is a great deal of tension between Montalbano and the recently appointed Commissioner of Police and aside from solving the murder he has to navigate these stormy political waters to protect not only his own career but the integrity of his command.

I have seen the TV adaptation of this novel at least twice and so was aware of whodunit from the start. However, there was still plenty to appreciate in the source material including small snippets of comedy played out in print.

This is a delightful series and I will not leave it so long before reading more.
Tags: crime fiction, police drama, translation

  • January 2021 - Books 1 to 6

    1. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny Inspector Gamache is now retired in Three Pines when he’s recruited to help one of his friends find her…

  • December 2020 - Books 71 to 76

    71. Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park A young mixed-race girl moves with her widowed father to a fledgling South Dakota town in 1880. This is the…

  • Book 12

    Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, did I love this one. A girl and her ghost dog, Kirby? Yes please. Let me start…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded