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Six deaths in the last month on construction sites in the area Though ach appears related to a disregard for safety regulations these random accidents seems to be too regular Salvo and crew go looking for a pattern and a motive This takes Salvo to the construction firm where three of the deaths have occurred The Owner who is perplexed by what has happened has a lovely daughter don t they always have beautiful daughters who Salvo suspects knows than she says in front of her fatherWorking closely with Catarella who is over the moon at Montalbano s attention on the case Salvo soon discovers that these seemingly unrelated incidents are only part of a larger network of crimes In a short time the criminals are caught and brought to justice with Salvo giving all the credit to the Carabineri Marshal who he finds out is dying of cancer Ah the big heart of SalvoNOTE for those who are used to the translation by Stephen Sartarelli I at least was disappointed in the way that Catarella was presented The translation of Cat is of an illiterate than of a man with a strong dialect and for me it changed the appearance of the character Just my two EurosZeb Kantrowitz zworstblogblogspotcom A novella covering a workplace accident which looks like murder based on an anonymous note sent to Montalbano causing him to initiate an unofficial investigation The local Marshal leading the official investigation seeks his help and foul play in the local construction industry starts to become clear Short book but a concise plot and well written as usual After several recommendations to try Camilleri I read this novella If this is typical of the rest of his books I won t be reading any The Fourth Secret is a novella featuring Inspector Montalbano It WAS MY INTRODUCTION TO THIS SERIES AND I FELT my introduction to this series and I felt little lost but still Research On Written Composition enjoyed it wellnoughWhen a construction worker falls from a scaffold it all appears to be just an on the job accident Things don t seem to add up including the fact that the dead worker had a pedicure Also there have been a few of these sort of accidents Inspector Montalbano doesn t want to get in trouble investigating outside his jurisdiction but The Parables eventually he finds himself working with an inspector from the carabinieri Add to that the comedy ofrrors by the people working for Montalbano and you Iidsete Aegade Lood I end up with a pretty good bookIt s a police procedural with some humor mixed in Office politics and crazy co workers but it doesn t detract from the mystery Apparently there is a television series based on this series I think I ll have to go look it up now Not badI received a review copy of thisbook from Open Road Integrated Media and NetGalley in Positive Thinking exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this funbook The Fourth Secret opens with a nightmare Chief Inspector Salvo Montalbano dreams that someone s shot and killed Catarella the The Dominicans error prone Vig ta police who s devoted to his superior Although no Freudian Montalbano thinks the dream s a warning but of whatAuthor Andrea Camilleri had me from the very first pages and I read straight through the night riveted by The Fourth Secret s many twists This 77 page novella appears in English just four months before the 18th Montalbano novel Game of Mirrors is scheduled to be released in its English translation it certainly made the wait bearableAs Montalbano discovers an Albanian construction worker has died from a fall from scaffolding hardly a crimexcept that there were six such tragedies in the workplace in the province of Montelusa in a single month And a letter had been mailed to Montalbano three days before the death although it arrived too late for the latter to intercede In the matter of the dead Albanian whose accident was no accident Montalbano teams up with the loyal if dim witted Catarella to follow the trail of these accidents to dangerous high levels of Sicilian society and to men ruthless nough to make Montalbano s nightmare come trueFirst time readers will find this five star read a fabulous introduction to a fabulous mystery series while longtime fans like me
will welcome any chance to reunite with their long lost friends at the Vig ta police welcome any chance to reunite with their long lost friends at the Vig ta police I received an ARC book copy of this novella from Netgalley in Teacher Empowerment Through Curriculum Development exchange for an honest reviewThis is the second book that I have read of this series and I loved it I felt like I had taken a short trip to a uaint little Italian town and got a sense of the life and people thereThe mystery. Capace divolvere crescere avventura dopo avventura Di diventare più saggio o più ribelle più duro o più sensibile al dolore del mondo Perché Montalbano è sì un poliziotto incorruttibile ma prima di tutto è un uomo Istintivo non sempre ragionevole capace di rimanere di «u. More novella than novel this latest translation in the Italian Inspector Montalbano Series a police procedural series set in Sicily will satisfy adult fans If you are a fan of the set in Sicily will satisfy adult fans If you are a fan of the film series adapted from the books then you will already know this story The books were adapted faithfully and the actors portray the characters with just as much faithfulness that you will surely picture the show just as I did while reading The Fourth SecretThe Montalbano books and the TV show are rich with food colleagues Montabano s home by the sea and his relationship with his long distance long suffering girlfriend Livia Montalbano is an gocentric workaholic who is not always decent with his work mates and almost never decent to his girlfriend who is really just an Swift easy woman for themotionally stunted MontalbanoIf you are not familiar with the characters or locations then you might have difficulty reading The Fourth Secret since the author provides very little background information It is assumed that you are a fan of the series and have read the other books The author loves to highlight in his books the sometimes The Militant Messiah eccentric beliefs and behaviors of his Sicilian Italian compatriots He relishes their fears neuroticism amorality and poor male female relationships That is where most of the humor comes from in the bookThere are freuent vulgarities in the book some sex and many cases of confusing pronouns Please read my full and illustrated review at Italophile Book Reviewshttpitalophilebookreviewsblogspot Over the years I havenjoyed the Inspector Montalbano books but this novella really doesn t stand up to the rest of the series I found that puzzling because while Montalbano doesn t have the pleasing personality of say Commissario Guido Brunetti Donna Leon s protagonist or Chief of Police Bruno Martin Walker he has never struck me as inept or unpleasant This time he didI had an interest in the investigation from the beginning because of the uestions surrounding a warning letter and of all things a pedicure but the story was marred for me by two things the overuse of profanity and the introduction of characters without any sort of The Return To Camelot explanation as to who they are or why most of them are surly and almost irrational It felt as though this plotline was lifted from the middle of a full length novelThen the lightbulb went off As it turns out this was actually written years ago so the characters have notnjoyed the growth and Six Femmes Du Monde evolution that they have when reading the series in order The second and far important problem is the translation from the original Italian Most of the books are uite well done but the same can not be said of this and it is in fact a different translator Sentences are choppy and sometimes make little sense and the translator did not have a thorough understanding of English It s just not a top notch translation and there s no doubt that hurts the reader s reception of the characters and the plotIn thend while this is certainly not the worst thing I Mst125 Essential Mathematics ever read it s not a good representation of thenjoyment to be found in the series as a whole I d suggest that anyone meeting Inspector Montalbano with this novella ignore it and start over with the first full length book The Shape of Water For those keeping track of Montalbano stories this novella was written in 2002 about the time of the first books The Terra Cotta Dog and The Snack Thief It s not up to the uality of the later books and shouldn t be considered an addition to the Summer end of the forthcoming A Game of Mirrors The story does include all of the regulars Mimi Cat Fazio andven Lydia makes an appearance The novella begins with the death of an Albanian worker on the construction of a new apartment building He has been found in the arly morning by his coworkers and appears to have fallen off one of the higher floors after stepping on a rotted board in the scaffolding What Salvo finds curious is that the body didn t fall onto the floor below but all the way to the ground and the position of the body seems odd for a fall But the Albanian construction worker Pashko Puka a legal resident with a work permit isn t known in the local Balkan community a work permit isn t known in the local Balkan community in his Albanian homeland After Salvo gets a visit from the local Carabineri Marshal he s sure that the dead man was a government agent He s just not sure what agency that was He accepts the Marshal s offer to work togetherFazio does his regular due diligence and finds that there have been. Tre racconti brevi tre lunghi uasi tre romanzi compongono uesto libro Biblical Hermeneutics ennesima testimonianza del talento di Andrea Camilleri nel costruire narrare intrecci Ma soprattutto My Life And Work ennesima prova della straordinaria simpatia umanità del suo roe il commissario Montalbano Un personaggio. .
Surrounds a series of deaths at construction sites that may be the result of a sinister mafia xtortion plot The mystery was very interesting and well done but the charm of this novella lies in the characters and the overall light humorous tone of the work Much like agatha christie novels often re create a Agatha Christie novels often re create a time and world than we have today this series at least for an American audience transports us to the Italian coast These detectives are nothing like their gritty and jaded American or British counter parts Opera cultural and food references abound and we see of the personalities of the detectives than a display of their skills or physical prowess Oh they are highly skilled and get the job done to be sure but it is the way they go about it with humor wit and a distinctive Italian mind set that sets this series apart and makes The Fourth Secret a thoroughly njoyable novella Highest recommendation to lovers of classic style mysteries When I found out this was La paura di Montalbano and fell roughly between books 6 and 7 I had to read it as soon as I couldFans of The Young Montalbano will have seen the story adapted almost page by page into scene by scene in The Third SecretThere is much to like in this story It shows the inspector s love of food trouble with dreams difficult relations with Livia and his appreciation of other women the mutual love and respect in his team and the comic genius that is the character CaterellaIt is a story that turns on a letter sent to warn of a murder which arrives too late to prevent the crime as it is delayed in the post The letter should be turned over as it isn t in Montalbano s jurisdiction but they investigate it nevertheless on the uiet When they are found out it could be the nd of their careers however if they could only collaborate maybe the case could be cracked open and the serious criminals be brought to justiceSpeaks loudly of Blood Amp Shadows Book 1 4 each characters personality as written by Camilleri whose writing never fails to bring a smile to your faceThe story is tense and cleverly unfolds to bring it all together unfortunately for Montalbano it may be that he is lucky in crime solving and unlucky in loveI would recommend this brief account as a wonderful opportunity to find and keep a treasured writer close to your heart as all these books in this terrific series are a joy to read The Fourth Secret by An Inspector Montalbano Mystery by Andrea Camilleri is a 2014 Open Road Media Publications I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley inxchange for an honest review I was invited to review this one and since I love mysteries I agreed to read and review So as I went to put the book in my to read shelf I noticed there many titles in this series and this book was translated into English from Spanish I believe I it right that this book was originally published in 2002 This does Focus On Curves And Surfaces explain a lot of things the reader might wonder about such as the mention of VCR players and only one small reference to a cell phone I thought it was kind of funny and it didn t have anffect on the story This is a short tale involving a string of deaths at construction companies Six dead in the workplace in one month in the province of Montelusa is uite a number Once the inspector is notified a bit too late to prevent another death he begins to wonder what is going on and why The death rate did seem really high Was anyone keeping track Yes Justice every now and then somebody did and then some contrite face of a newscaster would announce to thentire world how that was certainly a high number however it was within the average of the European Union And now on to sports Thank you and come again I thought some of the dialogue was pretty funny I don t know if that was intentional or not I had no trouble following along with the story but while I am no The Untroubled Mind expert on translations I did have to wonder at some of the dialogue Did this character actually speak this way or was it a bad translation I really do think the translation was a little offOverall for being unfamiliar with the series and with this one being a really short read I don t know if I picked up on all I should have but I caughtnough of the character developments to piue my interest in reading a longer novel in the series somewhere down the road This is certainly not the story you want to start out with I was on the fence with this one but to be fair I am going to sit down in the middle of the road and go with a Nivuro» un'intera giornata se c'è brutto tempo o di sciogliersi in una «concentrazione da bramino indù» davanti a un piatto di triglie fritte Un uomo su cui i fatti della vita non scivolano via E che sa anche avere paura Insomma un uomo «normale» E proprio per uesto così ama.