The Wings of the Sphinx

The Wings of the Sphinx

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780143116608
Branch Call Number: MYS CAMIL-A
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-


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Dec 22, 2015

This is another great Inspector Montalbano mystery.

A young woman is found dead. The only way to identify her is by a tattoo of a sphinx moth on her shoulder. Inspector Montalbano links her to three other young woman (with the same tattoo) recently arrived from Russia and rescued from a "life on the streets" by a benevolent charity organization. Meanwhile, his relationship with his long-time girlfriend "Livia" is on the rocks.

Lots of humor, good food, and Sicilian atmosphere in the story - just like all novels by Andrea Camilleri. I read this while on a short holiday. It is perfect for that specific purpose because of the short chapters, the easy reading, and the assurance that it'll be enjoyable.

Jan 09, 2012

This book is #11 in the Inspector Salvo Montalbano series. This one was absorbing enough that I read it in a single day, though at some points it was difficult to follow the explanations being constructed; as in the previous book in the series, the myriad food bits are relatively short and easy to skip around and the personal-life parts were more believable than has been the case with some of the earlier books in the series.


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