Reseña: La excursión a Tindari – Andrea Camilleri


This post is bilingual, scroll down for the English language version.

Traducción de María Antonia Menini Pagès. Título original: La gita a Tindari, 2000. Ediciones Salamandra, 2004. Colección Quinteto. 254 páginas. ISBN: 978-84-96333-03-1.

Un joven es asesinado de un tiro a la entrada del edificio donde tenía su apartamento. Casi al mismo tiempo, una pareja de ancianos ha desaparecido. Fueron vistos por última vez con un grupo de jubilados de excursión a Tindari. Al parecer, los dos casos no están relacionados, a excepción de un solo hecho. Ambos, la pareja de ancianos y el joven, vivían en el mismo edificio. Montalbano no pasó por alto la coincidencia. Además, Livia no está de buen humor y, para empeorar las cosas, Mimi Augello está pensando en pedir el traslado a Pavía para estar cerca de su nueva novia. Montalbano está muy molesto ante la simple idea de perder a uno de los miembros de su equipo. Y entonces, un jefe de la mafia local quiere reunirse con él.

Esta es la quinta entrega de la serie protagonizada por el comisario Montalbano. No creo que sus fieles seguidores se sentirán decepcionados en lo más mínimo. Para mi gusto este es uno de los mejores que he leído hasta este momento. He disfrutado mucho con su lectura. Además de su dosis habitual de humor, recetas y sentido del lugar comunes en todos los libros de la serie, la trama de este es excelente y está muy bien resuelta. Sinceramente no puedo dejar de recomendarlo. Una gozada.

Mi calificación un 5 sobre 5.

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Excursion to Tindari – Andrea Camilleri

A young man is shot dead at the entrance of his apartment building. Almost simultaneously, an elderly couple has disappeared. They were last seen with a group of pensioners on an excursion to Tindari. Apparently the two cases are unrelated, except for a single fact. Both, the couple of elders and the young man, were living in the same building. Montalbano did not ignore the coincidence. In addition, Livia is not in a good mood and, to make matters worse, Mimi Augello is thinking about asking for a transfer to Pavia to be near his new fiancée. Montalbano is very upset at the mere thought of losing one of the members of his team. And then, a local mafia boss wants to meet with him.

This is the fifth instalment of the series featuring Inspector Montalbano. I don’t think his faithful followers will be disappointed in the least. For my taste this is one of the best ones that I’ve read so far. I’ve really enjoyed reading it. In addition to his usual doses of humour, recipes and sense of place that can be found in all his books in the series, the plot in this one is superb and it’s very well sorted out. I can sincerely recommend it. An absolute thrill.

My rating a 5 out of 5.

Excursion to Tindari has been reviewed by Karen at Euro Crime, Maxine at Euro Crime, NacyO at the crime segments, Bridget Bolton at Reviewing the evidence, Norman at Crime Scraps

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7 thoughts on “Reseña: La excursión a Tindari – Andrea Camilleri

  1. José Ignacio – This is definitely among my favourite series. I’m so glad you featured one of Camilleri’s novels, and I am especially happy that you liked it so much. You’re quite right about the sense of humour that’s woven all through the novels. That’s one of the things I like the best about the series.

  2. Salvo Montalbano is a favorite character of mine. To read a terrific mystery with such a good sense of place transports me to Vigata’s beaches. On any stressful day, to pick up one of Camilleri’s books is a pleasure.
    I just read this one a few months ago and could not put it down until I knew the solution to the crimes.

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