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.



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Metadata Info

  • Title: The Pyramid of Mud
  • Author: Andrea Camilleri
  • Published: 2018
  • ISBN: 0143128086
  • Buy: Amazon search
  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 4.0 stars