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Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-

Works: 92 works in 357 publications in 2 languages and 23,393 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Pictorial works  Illustrations  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PQ4863.A3894, 853.914
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Most widely held works by Stephen Sartarelli
The snack thief by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member 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 )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The goats of Vigata once grazed on the trash-strewn site still known as the Pasture. Now local enterprise of a different sort flourishes: drug dealers and prostitutesof every flavour.Then two sanitation employees find the body of Silvio Luparello
The wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspector Salvo investigates the murders of young women who have a tattoo of a sphinx moth, all victims of the underworld sex trade
Rounding the mark by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member 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
August heat by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member 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
Voice of the violin by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member 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 potter's field by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unidentified corpse is found near Vigà€ta, 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
The terra-cotta dog by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member 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
Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member 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
The paper moon by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member 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 smell of the night by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspector Montalbano investigates a labyrinthine financial scam that half of the retirees in Vigata have invested their savings in. His cherished Sicily is turning so ruthless that he wonders if any part of it is worth saving
The patience of the spider by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Still recovering from his gunshot wound, Inspector Montalbano is feeling the weight of his years and has been withdrawing from society, but he will soon be forced to interact with others, compelled to intervene as a web of hatred and secrets threatens to squeeze its victims to death
The track of sand by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member 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 age of doubt by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One night, Inspector Montalbano dreams of a stormy sea, which he knows represents unease and loss of control. The next day, a boat is found in the port of Vigata, and within it, the body of a disfigured corpse. The waterfront has also drawn in an eighty-five-foot luxury boat passengered by fifty carefree souls and a somewhat shadowy crew. They will have to stay in Vigata until the investigation is over--the man, it seems, was poisoned. However, right now, it is the yacht's owner and sailors Montalbano is focused on
The dance of the seagull by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before leaving for vacation, Inspector Montalbano witnesses a seagull doing an odd dance on the beach outside his home, when the bird suddenly drops dead. Stopping in at his office for a quick check before heading off, he notices that his right-hand man, Fazio, is nowhere to be found. Montalbano sets out to find him and discovers that the seagull's dance of death may provide the key to understanding a macabre world of sadism, extortion, and murder
Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well by Pellegrino Artusi ( )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member 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
Death in August by Marco Vichi ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Florence, summer 1963. Inspector Bordelli is one of the few policemen left in the deserted city. He spends his days on routine work and his nights tormented by the heat and mosquitoes. Suddenly one night, a telephone call gives him a new sense of purpose: the suspected death of a wealthy signora. Bordelli rushes to her hilltop villa and picks the locks
Treasure hunt by Andrea Camilleri ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Treasure Hunt, Montalbano is hailed as a hero after news cameras film him scaling a building-- gun in hand-- to capture a pair of unlikely snipers. Shortly after, the inspector begins to receive cryptic messages in verse from someone challenging him to go on a 'treasure hunt.' Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles-- until they take a dangerous turn" -- from publisher's web site
The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi : glory and destruction by Giorgio Bonsanti ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs taken of the murals from the upper basilica before they were destroyed by an earthquake
Death and the olive grove by Marco Vichi ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspector Bordelli investigates a series of murders in 1964 Florence where the victims have been strangled and bitten on the stomach
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