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The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri
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May 15, 2011

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Read from June 06 to 12, 2011

This novel introduces us to our Sicilian hero, Inspector Montalbano. Montalbano is a decent man. He's no saint, but we see him make his way through the sordid, corrupt Sicilian scene with his integrity intact.

An evocative book, the reader can almost smell and taste Sicily - and what colourful characters.

The plot - an eminent politician is found dead with his pants down on a wasteland that has become the local drop in centre for drugs, sex and other vices. It looks simple, his heart has give out while enjoying some down and dirty sex games with an unknown woman. But Montalbano cannot accept that. His policeman's instinct tells him there is more to it than that. And of course he is right!

I've given the book 3 stars. It was a good short read, but would not be up there with my favourite crime novels, such as Peter Temple's Truth. Having said that, I suspect Montalbano is a character who grows on you, and I will certainly try another.

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