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The Snack Thief

The Snack Thief

Author(s): Andrea Camilleri

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): 2000s

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Never has Inspector Montalbano’s character – a unique blend of humor, cynicism, compassion, earthiness, and love of good food – been more compelling than in The Snack Thief. When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily’s coast, only Inspector Montalbano suspects a link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished house cleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other school children’s mid-morning snacks. But Karima disappears, and the young snack thief’s life – as well as Montalbano’s – is endangered when the inspector exposes a viper’s nest of government corruption and international intrigue.

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The third in the Montalbano series. Gosh, does this author take you through the streets, tastes and smells of Sicily. I felt I was really there. – Gretchen Escher –

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