(My review on goodreads)
Another perfectly fine entry in the Montalbano series. There is nothing really new here, and that is mostly a good thing - if it’s worth writing a sequel, the sequel should be just like the original in nearly every respect. So in this novel we have the elements that we expect: Catarella breaks something and mangles everyone’s name; Fazio has “already taken care of” everything that Montalbano asks him to do; Augello leaps to conclusions; the mafia is deeply involved; the food is delicious; Gallo’s driving causes distress; Livia takes umbrage; Montalbano has an insight that leads to a solution. This is all as it should be.