The Snack Thief

The Snack Thief

Book - 2005
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"Inspector Montalbano exposes a viper's nest of government corruption and international intrigue while investigating the stabbing of an elderly man in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and occasional prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's midmorning snacks."--
Publisher: London :, Penguin Books,, 2005
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780142004739
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Sartarelli, Stephen - Translator


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Jul 09, 2012

Hilarious! A grim scenario of betrayal, murder and corruption balanced by compassion, love, humanity, humour and a deviousness displayed by too few of the underdogs caught up in plots not of their own making and a system of corruption far too entrenched and powerful for them to change - but if one is cleaver one might hope to twist the tail of the beast and survive.


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Jan 06, 2016

I enjoy spending time in Italy with Montalbano. Stephen Sartarelli; the translator, always includes an index for those of us who know little Italian. Slice of life stories and lots of interesting food are always featured.

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