Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-
Most widely held works by Stephen Sartarelli
Voice of the violin by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
Discovering the murdered body of a young woman, Sicilian detective Salvo Montalbano finds suspects in the victim's aging husband, a famous doctor, a missing admirer, an antiques dealer, a close friend, and a reclusive violinist.
The snack thief by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
Suspecting a link between the murder of an elderly man and the shooting of a fisherman, Inspector Montalbano encounters impoverished housekeeper and sometime prostitute Karina, whose young son's life is endangered after she disappears.
The shape of water by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 932 libraries worldwide
Follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town.
Rounding the mark by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Two seemingly unrelated deaths take Inspector Montalbano deep into a secret world of illicit trafficking in human lives, and the investigation tests the limits of his physical, psychological, and moral endurance.
The terra-cotta dog by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Stumbling on a fifty-year-old mystery involving a pair of lovers whose bodies are found in a mountain cave beside a dog statue, Inspector Montalbano investigates the island's past and traces a family's secret back to World War II.
The wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
A young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls--all victims of the underworld sex trade--who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. When Inspector Salvo Montalbano delves into the case, his inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church--and soon the three other girls are all missing.
The smell of the night by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
A "financial wizard," entrusted with the savings of nearly half the retirees of Vigata, mysteriously disappears with the money and a young man who worked for him. In a rather atypical case for Montalbano, the inspector finds himself initially shut out of the investigation by the ever hostile commissioner Bonetti-Alderighi and forced to work from the shadows.
Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Sicily's Inspector Salvo Montalbano investigates two seemingly unrelated crimes--the murder of a young Casanova and the mysterious disappearance of an elderly couple during an excursion to Tindari.
August heat by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in VigA ta and endure the August heat. Montalbanoas long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friendahusband and young son in towato keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the familyas beach rental, Montalbano, in pursuit of the child, uncovers something terribly sinister. As the inspector spends the summer trying to solve this perplexing case, Livia refuses to answer his callsaand Montalbano is left to take a plunge that will affect the rest of his life. Fans of the Sicilian inspector as well as readers new to this increasingly popular series will enjoy following the melancholy but unflinchingly moral Montalbano as he undertakes one of the most shocking investigations of his career.
The patience of the spider by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Still recovering from his gunshot wound, Inspector Montalbano is feeling the weight of his years, and of his solitude. He's getting softer, more introspective, and critical of his life choices. But if withdrawing from society has become natural of late, he'll soon be forced to interact with others, compelled to intervene as a web of hatred and secrets threatens to squeeze its victims to death. This is Montalbano's most unusual and challenging case yet - and the one that will either change him or break him.
The paper moon by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
The moody Inspector Montalbano is further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn't have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man--shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down--commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigàta.
The track of sand by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men come to investigate, the carcass disappears, leaving only a trail in the sand. Before long, two people report missing horses - Rachele, a champion equestrian, an Lo Duca, one of the richest men in Sicily. Then Montalbano's home is broken into and is ransacked and he is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates the glittering underworld of legitimate horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, the scrupulous and melancholy Montalbano is aided by his unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food--Cover.
The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi : glory and destruction by Giorgio Bonsanti ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Photographs taken of the murals from the upper basilica before they were destroyed by an earthquake.
The house of Scorta by Laurent Gaudé ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
The story of the Scortas opens in 1870 with Rocco Scorta Mascalzone, the bastard product of a rape, and a notorious scoundrel, whose legacy the family is forced to confront.
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Taking as its focus the periods immediately before and after the French Revolution but making occasional detours backward and forward in time, this novel recounts and interprets the downfall of "the Modern."
Prince of the clouds by Gianni Riotta ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
A major bestseller in Italy, this rich, romantic novel steeped in military history explores the turbulence of postwar Sicily, young love, idealism, and the lessons of experience. This is Riotta's first book to be translated into English.
The story of my life by Giacomo Casanova ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
"Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, Good Samaritan, spy, swashbuckler, self-made gentleman, entrepreneur, wit, poet, translator, philosopher, and general bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover the Western world has known, but also a storyteller of the first order. Since he lived a life richer and stranger than most fictions, the tale of his own adventures is his most compelling story, but his memoir remained-at twelve volumes-unfinished at the time of his death. In these selections culled from authoritative French texts are all the highlights of Casanova's life: his youth in Venice as a precocious ecclesiastic; carousing and dabbling in the occult; imprisonment and thrilling escape; travels and encounters with major literary figures and world leaders; and, of course, many amorous conquests, ranging from noblewomen to nuns to cobblers' daughters, all of them willing partners in the adventures of his life." -- Book cover.
Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well by Pellegrino Artusi ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
"First published in 1891, Pelegrino Artusi's La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi's death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print." "Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil of lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor - humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes." "This English edition features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa."--BOOK JACKET.
The paper moon by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
The moody Inspector Montalbano is further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn't have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man -shot point-blank in the face with his pants down - commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, and soon things get very complicated at the Vigata police headquarters.
The potter's field by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
An unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-- Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-- and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime.
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