The Potter’s Field

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Synopsis of The Potter’s Field

Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri -a master of the Italian detective story- have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere.

In this latest installment, 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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Review of The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri

I’ve read all of Camilleri’s novels starring Montalbano and, so far, I can’t complaint of any. I may like some more than others, but they’re all good. This one too.

It’s a pity that the author is the age he is (I hope I don’t jinx him with this comment).

The plot is good; humor and irony are present throughout the novel, but the best, as always, and from my point of view, are the characters, especially Montalbano and Catarella.

Very good.

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Series:  Salvo Montalbano; 17

Publisher: Penguin Books
Year 2011
Original title: Il campo del vasario

Language: English
Format: eBook

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