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Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-

Overview
Works: 196 works in 880 publications in 2 languages and 39,641 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  Cookbooks  History  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PQ4863.A3894, 853.914
Publication Timeline
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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 1,187 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,136 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
Notturno by Gabriele D'Annunzio( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,127 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 shape of water by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,085 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
A beam of light by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Inspector Montalbano falls under the charms of beautiful gallery owner Marian, his longtime relationship with Livia comes under threat. Meanwhile, he is also troubled by a strange dream as three crimes demand his attention: the assault and robbery of a wealthy merchant's young wife, shady art deals, and a search for arms traffickers that leads him deep into the countryside, where the investigation takes a tragic turn
The snack thief by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspecting a link between the murder of an elderly man and the shooting of an Italian fisherman, Inspector Montalbano encounters impoverished housekeeper and sometime prostitute Karima, whose thieving young son's life is endangered after she disappears
Game of mirrors by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 989 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 dance of the seagull by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 981 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
Voice of the violin by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 976 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 )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two deaths lead Inspector Montalbano into investigations of corruption and power in the twentieth installment of the New York Times bestselling series. Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company. Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in Giovanni Strangio's apartment--Giovanni has a flawless alibi, and it's no coincidence that Michele Strangio, president of the province, is his father. Weaving together these two crimes, Montalbano realizes that he's in a difficult spot where political power is enmeshed with the mafia underworld."--
The age of doubt by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 955 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
August heat by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 953 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 terra-cotta dog by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 949 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
The potter's field by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 946 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
The paper moon by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 929 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
The pyramid of mud by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a gloomy morning in Vigàta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugiù Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site--a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud. As he wades through a world in which construction firms and public officials thrive, Montalbano is obsessed by one thought: that by going to die in the tunnel, Nicotra had been trying to communicate something
Rounding the mark by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 920 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
A nest of vipers by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Montalbano investigates the death of the wealthy Cosimo Barletta in a case that involves a ring of mistresses and family secrets"--
Angelica's smile by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 891 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
Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 878 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
 
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The shape of water
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The wings of the SphinxThe shape of waterThe snack thiefVoice of the violinAugust heatThe terra-cotta dogThe potter's fieldThe paper moon
Alternative Names
Stephen Sartarelli American poet and translator

Stephen Sartarelli Amerikaans dichter

Stephen Sartarelli US-amerikanischer Dichter und Übersetzer

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Languages
English (234)

Italian (1)