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message 1: by Carol (last edited May 31, 2018 10:12PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Carol (carol07) | 3092 comments Hey, all. Joanne and I are doing a Buddy Read on The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano, #1) by Andrea Camilleri The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano, #1)by Andrea Camilleri. This is a mystery series from Italy. Please feel free to join us.


Carol (carol07) | 3092 comments Here is the goodreads blurg:

The Shape of Water is the first in Andrea Camilleri's wry, brilliantly compelling Sicilian crime series, featuring Inspector Montalbano.

The goats of Vigàta once grazed on the trash-strewn site still known as the Pasture. Now local enterprise of a different sort flourishes: drug dealers and prostitutes of every flavour. But their discreet trade is upset when two employees of the Splendour Refuse Collection Company discover the body of engineer Silvio Luparello, one of the local movers and shakers, apparently deceased in flagrante at the Pasture. The coroner's verdict is death from natural causes - refreshingly unusual for Sicily.

But Inspector Salvo Montalbano, as honest as he is streetwise and as scathing to fools and villains as he is compassionate to their victims, is not ready to close the case - even though he's being pressured by Vigàta's police chief, judge, and bishop.

Picking his way through a labyrinth of high-comedy corruption, delicious meals, vendetta firepower, and carefully planted false clues, Montalbano can be relied on, whatever the cost, to get to the heart of the matter.

The Shape of Water is followed by the second in this phenomenal series, The Terracotta Dog.



Joanne Well I actaully started early Thursday but I have finished it and I really like it. There is something about it that I like not sure what maybe the setting or the way it’s written it keep my intrigued the entire time. Very clever look forward to seeing what others think.


Carol (carol07) | 3092 comments Finito! This was an enjoyable first book in the series. I can see my husband and I reading the series. I liked that the book was on the short side.


Joanne Carol wrote: "Finito! This was an enjoyable first book in the series. I can see my husband and I reading the series. I liked that the book was on the short side."




Yeah. I liked it was short. I’m getting book two this week.


Joanne Now moving onto book #2


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Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7998 comments Mod
Andrea Camilleri passed away the other day. 93, wow. Long life!
https://www.theguardian.com/books/201...


Carol (carol07) | 3092 comments Elyse wrote: "Andrea Camilleri passed away the other day. 93, wow. Long life!
https://www.theguardian.com/books/201..."


He did have a long life. I feel that when an author or artist dies, a like a star falls from the sky.


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Andrea | 4140 comments Mod
I have when a beloved author dies. Two authors that particularly bothered me were Anita Shreve and Steig Larrson. It felt like losing a friend. That feeling like I needed more time with them. So weird that you can build that kind of a connection with someone you have never met or likely will ever meet.


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