The Age of Doubt (Inspector Montalbano Series #14)

The Age of Doubt (Inspector Montalbano Series #14)

by Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli
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The Age of Doubt: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
The books in the Inspector Montalbano series usually are lighthearted stories about the Sicilian detective combined with a mystery for him to solve. However, while in this novel he does have a mystery to solve, this entry reflects more of his introspection. The contrasts are intriguing, to say the least. It begins when the Inspector rescues a bespectacled, rather mousy woman whose car is about to be swallowed into a chasm, or sinkhole, created in a collapsed road. She tells him she’s the niece of a rich widow whose yacht is about to enter port. When the boat does enter the port, it brings with it a corpse and a dinghy retrieved at the mouth of the harbor. The victim’s face was smashed, and the fingerprints are not on file, making identification extremely difficult. The yacht docks alongside a luxury craft, whose crew appears suspicious. This leads Montalbano on a convoluted investigation based on information - - or misinformation - - the woman has given him As usual, the Inspector’s lusty appetite is exhibited, with descriptions of lunches and dinners at his favorite restaurant, or dishes left for him to heat in the oven by his housekeeper. Perhaps more poignant is a side story about the 58-year-old Inspector’s possible love interest, a beautiful young woman Coast Guard lieutenant he meets during the investigation. It makes him even more human as a character, lightening what would otherwise be a heavy murder mystery. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, the author weaves a compelling crime story, fascinating characters, and social and political commentary.