The Cook of the Halcyon

The Cook of the Halcyon - Inspector Montalbano Mysteries

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Synopsis

The Cook of the Halcyon is the twenty-seventh Inspector Montalbano mystery from the master of Sicilian crime, Andrea Camilleri.

Moments later the all-white schooner, which looked like a hospital ship, began to pass ever so slowly before him, as if wanting to show itself off in all its beauty. The name on the prow said: Halcyon.

Two deaths - the suicide of a recently fired worker and the murder of an unscrupulous businessman - lead Inspector Montalbano to the Halcyon, a mysterious ship that visits Vigàta's port each day. With very few crewmen, no passengers and a stern large enough to land a helicopter, it piques the Inspector's interest straightaway.

In the midst of this, a rare trip to Genoa to visit Livia ends with the Vigàta police department in disarray, and Inspector Montalbano's position as the head of the commissariat in jeopardy. It will be up to Montalbano to fix the damage done.

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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: 9781529053357
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Mantle
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 853.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1260
Number of pages: 263
Weight: 386g
Height: 145mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 29mm