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A Caça ao Tesouro (Commissario Montalbano #16)

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Uma rajada de tiros interrompe um dia tranquilo. Um idoso enlouquecido e sua irmã abrem fogo da varanda de seu apartamento em direção à praça da cidade de Vigàta, punindo seus cidadãos por seus pecados. As câmeras de TV flagram o detetive Salvo Montalbano de arma em punho enquanto escala o edifício para prender os atiradores.

Ao invadir a fortaleza dos dois irmãos, ele enc
Paperback, , 240 pages
Published October 2014 by Record (first published 2010)
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Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If anyone was to ask what books would accompany me to a desert island, the entire Montalbano series to date would be a strong contender. There is something about the quality of Camilleri’s writing that there is always some slight nuance or unexpected event that catches you off-guard, revealing to the reader another facet to the character of the remarkable Inspector Montalbano. Indeed, with each new book Camilleri admirably deceives us, as these tales combine in the reader a sense of the comforta ...more
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, italy, mystery
There's nothing glaringly wrong with this novel (as there was with The Dance of the Seagull), but there's also not much to recommend it. It feels like the life has gone out of this series, as if Camilleri is phoning it in. The story starts out pretty well, with a pair of elderly religious fanatics who have completely lost their minds and begin shooting at passersby under their window. But from there the novel goes downhill pretty quickly. Montalbano begins receiving anonymous letters leading him ...more
Indrani Sen
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italy
A sumptuous mystery. Highly recommend.
I very much liked the first half of the book - the bit about the elderly siblings with their religious mania, their assault on their fellow townspeople, and the inflatable sex doll.

But then the story gets into a series of letters - riddles - to Montalbano which hint at an unpleasant discovery to come. I didn't much like the riddles, or the revelation of a pretty gruesome murder. The identity of the baddie was too obvious, too early, and the gratuitous violence was more like Stieg Larsson than Ca
Melodie Campbell
Oh dear. I love Andrea Camilleri - he's one of my favorite current authors. I've been reading him for over ten years, and have all 16 of his books. His brand of humour gave me the courage to write my own mob comedy series.

But...this one let me down. I loved the beginning. Wonderful wit. But half way through the book, I could see the ending coming, and I started to say, "No, Andrea, don't do it! You're better than this." I kept hoping I was wrong.

After a wonderfully witty first quarter, the book
Nancy Oakes
If at some point you saw a 3-star rating here, ignore it. I've been thinking about this book all day, and I've decided that it really merits 4 stars, despite the fact that the actual crime plotting is kind of lazy on the part of the author. I'll post what for me is a short review right here, but if you want to get into the chatty discussion, feel free to click on through. Let me just say that while that the crime's solution may be nothing to write home about, as I'm so fond of saying, the crime ...more
'What's in there, Chief?' 'If it's what I think, it's something so horrific that it'll haunt your dreams for the rest of your life ...'

Another terrific book of this magnificent Inspector Moltabano series.

4* The Terra-Cotta Dog (Inspector Montalbano, #2)
3* Excursion to Tindari (Inspector Montalbano, #5)
3* Rounding the Mark (Inspector Montalbano, #7)
4* The Patience of the Spider (Inspector Montalbano, #8)
3* Acqua in bocca (Inspector Montalbano, #16.5)
4* Treasure Hunt (Inspector Montalbano, #
Montalbano sta invecchiando.
Vi era sfuggito? Allora vuol dire che vi siete persi almeno gli ultimi due o tre libri dedicati al polemico commissario. Perchè il progressivo avvicinamento di Montalbano alla vecchiaia è diventato un po' un leit motiv negli ultimi libri di Camilleri.
Il terrore della vecchiaia, la paura di aver perso la grinta di un tempo, i primi segni del declino fisico tormentano Montalbano e il lettore, il quale riesce a conservare comunque un certo interesse per la vicenda narra
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-5-4, mystery
Che tristezza... chi l'avrebbe mai detto che avrei faticato a finire un Camilleri? Qui siamo proprio alla frutta, dal momento che l'autore si sta spremendo come un limone, pubblicando anche la carta straccia. Ho la tenue speranza che non sia lui ad aver scritto gli ultimi libri letti.
Ne ho ancora due del commissario sul comodino... mi sa che ci restano, almeno finchè non ho digerito questo. :(((
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice read. Not a very intricate mystery, but I have a feeling the crime plot is supposed to be secondary to the lives of the characters (though not as much so as with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency). Haven't read any Camilleri or Montalbano before, but I might read more in the future - I liked this book and the protagonists a lot.
TREASURE HUNT. (2010; Eng. Trans. 2013). Andrea Camilleri. ***.
Camilleri was not up to his usual performance with this novel. The plot was too manipulative on the reader, and the niggling suspicion of the killer was set early on. Aside from seeming to come up with his story as he was writing it, Camilleri also introduced a slew of tangents simply for the opportunity to introduce additional humor into the mix. The resultant humor wasn’t worth the distraction. The story starts out with a conundrum
#16 Inspector Montalbano series -Police Procedural

I love this police procedural series, set in Italy. Inspector Salvo Montalbano and his detectives work cases that are always interesting and draw the reader in. Each book is so much more than just the cases -- the smaller things, that give the series a uniqueness and strength.

It may be the Italian foods and wines the Inspector enjoys with such relish. The interpersonal dynamics between the characters at this police office, including the incredib
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Classic Camilleri; Montalbano at his marvellous best.
More problems for our Italian police officer who has problems with getting old and having to prove himself. Having been captured on TV Montalbano is concerned that he has been given the status like some hollywood action hero. He however is aware of his own fear and limitations.
Camilleri paints a wonderful picure of the aging process in his main character and he enriches this mystery in the process. Here someone seemingly challenges Montalbano
La peor novela de la serie de Montalbano. Sádica, absurda, falta de ideas, escabrosa, al asesino le falta sólo llevar un cartel luminoso para identificarlo...
Por enésima vez (ya cansa) se repiten en la serie las obsesiones de Camilleri sobre la vejez, el sexo, el fanatismo (católico, claro; si el fanático fuera musulmán, ecologista, comunista o hincha de un equipo de fútbol sería una perversa generalización y una incitación al odio, ¿no?)

Ni siquiera la narración está a la altura. Engancha, sí,
Sep 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first time to read an Inspector Montelbano novel and I enjoyed the humor in some of the dialogue and character descriptions. I also thought that the plot unfolded nicely within the Treasure Hunt device, until I was taken aback by the disturbing details of the crime.
Mar 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italian, mysteries
Another enjoyable entry in the Inspector Montalbano series. I gave it a slightly lower rating because the solution seemed fairly obvious to me by halfway.
Sharadha Jayaraman
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery-with-humour-lovers
Recommended to Sharadha by: Indrani Sen
3.5 stars - Loved the humour, Catarella, and Ingrid. Satisfactory mystery with sluggish pace in the middle, but a well-wrapped and engrossing end.
Li Hector
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A little more macabre and dark than some of the other stories but absolutely loved it. Camilleri, sei fantastico!
Ann Sloan
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Treasure Hunt, Camilleri’s 16th mystery featuring Inspector Salvo Montalbano, begins at night, with the exploration of a nightmarish apartment, when two reclusive religious fanatics—brother and sister Gregorio and Caterina Palmisano—start firing guns at the “sinners” in the street below their apartment building in Vigàta, Sicily. Montalbano and his team lay siege to the Palmisanos’ house and eventually disarm the elderly couple without bloodshed. Among the unconventional and disconcerting items ...more
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italia
Ebbene sì, gli ingredienti necessari per una buona lettura ci sono tutti, in un ottimo mix: c’è il commissario più amato d’Italia, ricco di umanità più che nei precedenti episodi (non uso a caso l’espressione, poi spiegherò) perché con l’avanzare dell’età ha perso la scorza di distacco che protegge l’animo dell’investigatore e si mostra debole e vulnerabile dagli eventi, che piano piano lo travolgono, partendo da giornate in cui ci si annoia firmando i mucchi di carte sulla scrivania perché null ...more
Amy Lignor
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspector Montalbano has become a hugely popular character over time, and with this 16th installment it seems fitting to congratulate the author on continuing to give readers across the globe the perfect mix of humor and blood.

This particular mystery begins with an elderly brother and sister who live in a large house in the town of Vigata. Talk about Godly; these siblings never missed a church service and would’ve liked to become priests in order to wear the vestments of the holy men they so ad
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Montalbano earns himself a reputation as a hero when TV news shows him climbing a fire ladder to disarm an elderly religious-nut couple who've started taking potshots from their high windows at passers-by. While the insane pair are being subdued, he discovers that one of them has been sleeping for years with an inflatable rubber doll, now multiply dilapidated and patched. Not long after the contretemps, a near-exact duplicate of the doll, complete with all the repaired punctures, is found in a s ...more
Ivonne Rovira
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any mystery lover
Andrea Camilleri’s perspicacious and profane Sicilian police Inspector Salvatore Montalbano loathes his enforced inertness due to a rare crime slowdown in his beloved town of Vigàta. His boredom is first interrupted by two deranged octogenarians in the most surreal standoff imaginable. When Inspector Montalbano’s heroics are captured for the nightly news by TeleVigàta, the inspector gets the first in a series of clues for a so-called “treasure hunt”; however, as each succeeding clue becomes more ...more
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many thanks to Stephen Sartarelli for translating the Inspector Montalbano series into American English, and to Grover Gardner for his excellent audio interpretation (not to mention the pronunciations!) of Camilleri's usually fun mysteries.
I say usually because this one is a very well done mystery, but begins as a farce, rolls onward into fun humor, slides into recognizable police procedural, then seriously darkens into modern horror. And each and every part is all too believable.
The writing is
*** Attenzione: di seguito anticipazioni sulla trama (SPOILER) ***

Ormai le storie di Montalbano le leggo per sapere cosa sta facendo in questo momento il mio amico Salvo e non per la storia gialla. Da un po' Montalbano è afflitto dal problema di invecchiare. Un po' si sente 'andato' un po si 'ringalluzzisce': appena glie ne riesce una buona. Il suo «ciriveddro», in quanto a logica e fantasia funziona ancora assai ma, in quanto ai tempi è un po' in ritardo rispetto alla velocità richiesta. Qui, a
Nancy Steinle gummel
Treasure Hunt by Andrea Camilleri is a true crime story with humorous attitude. Inspector Montalbano is the hero and portrays a truistic older policeman. The tale takes place in Italy near Sicily. He receives notes as to a treasure hunt which he shares with a student Arturo at the bequest of an old friend, Ingrid. The notes coincide with an actual case of a missing girl, kidnapped just before she boarded a bus. See how Montalbano ties in everything with a surprising kidnapper and murderer. This ...more
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i roared with laughter at the beginning and got set to relish another montalbano story. now i just wonder about our species. why is the male of the species so unnaturally queer? what has gone wrong with their hormones that their pleasure is in the perverse and hurting of the female? like with the other italian criminal writers i may now lose interest in camileri.
Sep 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, crime
By the sixteenth of the series we are just really talking about the creation of a lovely comfy armchair the reader can nestle in, doze and peruse. It's all a little threadbare but who would want it any other way.
Vasilis Kalandaridis
Αρχισε λίγο νωθρά,αλλά προχωρώντας ανέβηκε αισθητά το ενδιαφέρον.Ετσι κι αλλιώς με τα βιβλία του Camilleri κι ειδικά με τις ιστορίες του Montalbano δεν μπορώ να είμαι αντικειμενικός.Τα λατρευω,τόσο απλά.
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Andrea Camilleri (born september 6, 1925 in Porto Empedocle) is an Italian writer. He is considered one of the greatest Italian writers of both 20th and 21st centuries.

Originally from Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Camilleri began studies at the Faculty of Literature in 1944, without concluding them, meanwhile publishing poems and short stories. Around this time he joined the Italian Communist Party.

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