The Pyramid of Mud (audiobook)

The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries, book 22

Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
5.9 hrs • 5 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 01/02/18
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 01/02/18 9781538430682
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 01/02/18 9781538430705
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This novel in the New York Times bestselling series has Italy’s favorite detective uncovering corruption and Mafia ties in the world of construction and public spending.

On a gloomy morning in Vigàta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugiù Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site, a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud.

As he wades through a world in which construction firms and public officials thrive, Montalbano is obsessed by one thought: that by going to die in the tunnel, Nicotra had been trying to communicate something.

Review Quotes

“Camilleri skillfully crafts a complex plot around a simple murder investigation…[Narrator Grover] Gardner provides unique accents to Montalbano’s team and those they interview. His smooth inclusion of Sicilian phrases enhances the sense of place. Although the story is rooted in social commentary and economic malfeasance, its darkness is defused by moments of wit and even buffoonery…As the puzzle unravels, Gardner gracefully shifts Montalbano from bafflement to deduction…The leisurely pace builds to a crescendo as Camilleri lays out his findings and reveals all. Fans of Donna Leon and Louise Penny, take note!”

Booklist (audio review)

“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen…Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.”

A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the series

“Irresistible…Despite feeling his age, Montalbano manages to arrive at a solution to the puzzle with his customary cunning, humor, and fearlessness. Readers will hope he lives forever.”

Publishers Weekly

“In this twenty-second installment, Camilleri shows us a more introspective and self-aware inspector, capable of questioning his own abilities, who steadfastly makes it to the bottom of this orchestrated crime with the calmness of a man who has already seen it all.”

Kirkus Reviews