August Heat

An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

paperback, 288 pages

English language

Published July 27, 2017 by Pan Macmillian.


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3 stars (1 review)

Inspector Montalbano rents a house for some vacationing acquaintances, which begins a sequence of unfortunate events that extend to the discovery of a six-year-old murder and the subsequent investigation.

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August Heat

3 stars

A beach house rental starts with a cockroach plague and ends with a murder victim in a trunk in an illegal underground apartment. This is the first Camilleri I've read, and it's probably not a good starting point to the series because it shows the main character, Inspector Salvo Montalbano, getting played for a chump in the most obvious way possible.


  • Fiction, mystery & detective, police procedural
  • Sicily (italy), fiction
  • Fiction, crime