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Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-

Works: 173 works in 790 publications in 2 languages and 37,551 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Humorous fiction  Cookbooks  History  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PQ4863.A3894, 853.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Sartarelli
Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well by Pellegrino Artusi( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,172 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."--Jacket
The wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,146 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
The shape of water by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series 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
Notturno by Gabriele D'Annunzio( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed during a period of extended bed rest, Gabriele D'Annunzio's Notturno is a moving prose poem in which imagination, experience, and remembrance intertwine. The somber atmosphere of the poem reflects the circumstances of its creation. With his vision threatened and his eyes completely bandaged, D'Annunzio suffered months of near-total blindness and pain-wracked infirmity in 1921, and yet he managed to write on small strips of paper, each wide enough for a single line. When the poet eventually regained his sight, he put together these strips to create the lyrical and innovative Notturno. In Notturno D'Annunzio forges an original prose that merges aspects of formal poetry and autobiographical narrative. He fuses the darkness and penumbra of the present with the immediate past, haunted by war memories, death, and mourning, and also with the more distant past, revolving mainly around his mother and childhood. In this remarkable translation of the work, Stephen Sartarelli preserves the antiquated style of D'Annunzio's poetic prose and the tension of his rich and difficult harmonies, bringing to contemporary readers the full texture and complexity of a creation forged out of darkness."--Publisher's website
The dance of the seagull by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,085 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
The snack thief by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,046 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
A beam of light by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspector Montalbano is troubled by a strange dream as three crimes demand his attention and a beautiful gallery owner threatens his longtime relationship with Livia"--
Voice of the violin by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 995 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
A voice in the night by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two deaths lead Inspector Montalbano into investigations of corruption and power"--
Game of mirrors by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Game of Mirrors, Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses-one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer. Meanwhile, the alluring Liliana Lombardo is trying to seduce the Inspector over red wine and arancini. Between pesky reporters, amorous trysts, and cocaine kingpins, Montalbano feels as if he's being manipulated on all fronts. That is, until the inspector himself becomes the prime suspect in an unspeakably brutal crime"--
The age of doubt by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 964 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 terra-cotta dog by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 961 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
August heat by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under his family's beach rental, Inspector Salvo Montalbano and his long-suffering girlfriend Livia, in pursuit of the child, uncover something terribly sinister in the melancholy Sicilian heat
The potter's field by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member 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
Rounding the mark by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 934 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
The paper moon by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 933 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 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
Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 889 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
Angelica's smile by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeenth installment of the beloved New York Times bestselling series that boasts more than 600,000 books in print. The last four books in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series have leapfrogged their way up the New York Times bestseller list, perfectly positioning Angelica's Smile to ascent to even greater heights. A rash of burglaries has got Inspector Salvo Montalbano stumped. The criminals are so brazen that their leader, the anonymous Mr. Z, starts sending the Sicilian inspector menacing letters. Among those burgled is the young and beautiful Angelica Cosulich, who reminds the inspector of the love-interest in Ludovico Ariosto's chivalric romance, Orlando Furioso. Besotted by Angelica's charms, Montalbano imagines himself back in the medieval world of jousts and battles. But when one of the burglars turns up dead, Montalbano must snap out of his fantasy and unmask his challenger
The track of sand by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes one morning to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home - but when his men come to investigate, it has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Soon Rachele Esterman, a beautiful and wealthy equestrian, turns up at police headquarters to report her horse missing; it had been stabled on grounds belonging to Saverio Lo Duca, one of the richest men in Sicily - who, it emerges, lost one of his own horses at the same time. His curiosity piqued, Montalbano takes up the case, but things take a disturbingly personal turn with a series of mysterious break-ins at his house. Who has the inspector upset within the strange, glittering world of horse racing and the Mafia?
Hunting Season : a novel by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From internationally bestselling author Andrea Camilleri, a brilliant, bawdy comedy that will surprise even the most die-hard Montalbano fans. In 1880s Vigàta, a stranger comes to town to open a pharmacy. Fofò turns out to be the son of a man legendary for having a magic garden stocked with plants, fruits, and vegetables that could cure any ailment-a man who was found murdered years ago. Fofò escaped, but now has reappeared looking to make his fortune and soon finds himself mixed up in the dealings of a philandering local marchese set on producing an heir. An absurd, quirky murder mystery that recalls the most hilarious and farcical scenes of Shakespeare and The Canterbury Tales, Hunting Season will introduce American readers to a refreshing new aspect of one of our best-loved writers."--
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Alternative Names
Stephen Sartarelli American poet and translator

Stephen Sartarelli Amerikaans dichter

Stephen Sartarelli US-amerikanischer Dichter und Übersetzer


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The wings of the SphinxThe shape of waterThe snack thiefVoice of the violinThe terra-cotta dogAugust heatThe potter's fieldRounding the mark