The Dance of the Seagull

The Dance of the Seagull

Book - 2013
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Before leaving for vacation, Inspector Montalbano witnesses a seagull doing an odd dance on the beach outside his home, when the bird suddenly drops dead. Stopping in at his office for a quick check before heading off, he notices that his right-hand man, Fazio, is nowhere to be found. Montalbano sets out to find him and discovers that the seagull's dance of death may provide the key to understanding a macabre world of sadism, extortion, and murder.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780143122616
Characteristics: 277 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-


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Dec 30, 2018

Another winner from Camilleri...the entire series is highly recommended.

Jul 05, 2017


Jun 24, 2015

I love these Inspector Montalbano mysteries. They exude Sicilian atmosphere, humor, poignancy, human interest, and the fragrance of delicious Sicilian dishes.

Salvo Montalbano witnesses the strange death-dance of a seagull. At the same time, his right-hand man goes missing. Montalbano sets out to find him and realizes that Fazio has gone off to investigate a case without telling anyone. So the story begins.

Camilleri has an incredible gift of being able to portray both the good and bad in society. This novel is no exception. Well worth reading! I am so glad Camilleri has written so many more of these mysteries. Four down and still nine (or more) to go....

Jan 25, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. Montalbano is 57 in this book. Still cooking up some good remedies. I made sure I read all the Montalbano books in order, I have two left to read, I'll miss him. You can google to get a list of his stories in chronological order.

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