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The Snack Thief

by Andrea Camilleri

Meet the irritable, impatient and food-loving Inspector Montalbano as he tries to solve the murder of Signor Lapecora, found stabbed in the lift of his appartment block. However, the case soon becomes entangled with the shooting of a Tunisian fisherman on an Italian trawler.

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'Have you any suspicions as to who might have-'

She interrupted him.

'Suspicions, no. Certainty, yes.'

Montalbano leapt out of the armchair. Galluzzo said 'Shit!' but in a soft voice.

'And who would that be?'

'Who would that be, Inspector? His mistress, that's who. Her name's Karina, with a K. She's Tunisian. They used to meet at the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The slut would go there pretending she was the cleaning woman.'

Translated by Stephen Sartarelli

Parallels

A Sea of Troubles by Donna Leon
Some Bitter Taste by Magdalen Nabb
 

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