|Porto Empedocle (now re-named Porto|
Empedocle Vigata), Andrea Camilleri's
home-town and the location for the
Inspector Montalbano mysteries.
This novel features many characters and incidents from previous books, and so might potentially be a little confusing as a first Montalbano read. Having said that it is a cracking story with an unexpected and very spooky resolution, and is, I think, one of the best in the series. Camilleri brings the people and landscape of Sicily lovingly to life. The story is shot through with humour and cookery hints, but resolutely remains a strong crime novel. Entertaining, easy to read, and highly recommended.