Blade of Light

Blade of Light - Inspector Montalbano Mysteries

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Synopsis

Blade of Light is the nineteenth gripping addition to the phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano mysteries by Andrea Camilleri.

For a brief moment, as Montalbano was looking, a bright blade of light flashed from the loft and shone straight in his eyes. Despite the sunglasses, he instinctively shut his eyes and when he reopened them the light was gone . . .

When a gentleman arrives at Montalbano's station to report an armed robbery on his wife that ended with a kiss, the inspector's suspicions are aroused.

As he delves deeper into the case, Montalbano finds that none of the witnesses' stories are adding up, and he can't help but feel that they're not meant to. When a body turns up showing all the signs of a mafia hit, the inspector knows he must excavate the truth from what he is being led to believe.

Meanwhile there's a case that keeps winding its way back to Montalbano's office. A locked door has suddenly appeared on a farmer's disused shed, and then, just as quickly, the door disappears. The anti-terrorist police soon intervene, but why are they so keen to keep this away from the inspector? And why does he sense that this case is connected to him somehow?

With deceit at every turn and a distraction of the heart taking over his head, Inspector Montalbano must focus if he is ever going to solve this mystery.

About the Publisher

Mantle

Mantle

Mantle is a hardback and trade paperback imprint which launched in 2010. It features the very best in crime, thriller, general and literary fiction and narrative non-fiction from major established bestsellers to the very best debuts who will become the stars of the future. Mantle authors include: Benjamin Black (John Banville), Andrea Camilleri, Martin Cruz Smith, Tom Franklin, Sue Grafton, Lucretia Grindle, M. R. Hall, Blaine Harden, Susanna Jones, Simon Lelic, Daniel Mason, M. J. McGrath, Chris Morgan Jones, Malcolm Mackay, Kate Morton, H?kan Nesser, Bella Pollen, Gordon Reece, William Ryan, C. J. Sansom, Scott Turow, Minette Walters and Ann Weisgarber.

Book information

ISBN: 9781447264453
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Mantle
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 853.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 275
Weight: 420g
Height: 226mm
Width: 144mm
Spine width: 30mm