Penguin Putnam “You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
A hail of bullets interrupts a period of dead calm. An elderly brother and sister open fire on the plaza below their apartment, punishing the people of Vigàta for their sins. News cameras capture Montalbano—gun in hand—as he scales the building to capture the ancient snipers. Inside he finds a nightmarish world of religious objects and a well-worn inflatable sex doll that will come back to haunt him. The Inspector is hailed as a hero after the televised adventure and calm returns. But Montalbano begins to receive cryptic messages in verse, challenging him to go on a "treasure hunt." Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles—until they take a dangerous turn.
Baker & Taylor After publicly apprehending a pair of snipers, Sicilian Inspector Montalbano begins to receive mysterious messages in the form of amusing riddles that encourage him to go on a treasure hunt.
Baker & Taylor After publicly apprehending a pair of snipers, Sicilian Inspector Montalbano begins to receive mysterious messages in the form of amusing riddles that encourage him to go on a treasure hunt, in the sixteenth mystery of the best-selling series. 100,000 first printing. "In Treasure Hunt, Montalbano is hailed as a hero after news cameras film him scaling a building-- gun in hand-- to capture a pair of unlikely snipers. Shortly after, the inspector begins to receive cryptic messages in verse from someone challenging him to go on a 'treasure hunt.' Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles-- until they take a dangerous turn" -- from publisher's web site.