The pyramid of mud / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.

By: Camilleri, Andrea [author.]
Contributor(s): Sartarelli, Stephen, 1954- [translator.]
Series: Inspector Montalbano: 22Publisher: London : Mantle, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2018Description: 272 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781447298359Uniform titles: Piramide di fango. English Subject(s): Montalbano, Salvo, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Detective and mystery stories, Italian | Construction industry -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Floods -- Fiction | Mafia -- Fiction | Police -- Italy -- Fiction | Italy -- Fiction | Sicily (Italy) -- FictionGenre/Form: Mystery fiction. DDC classification: 853.914
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English translation of: La pirmaide di fango. Palermo: Sellerio Editore, ©2014.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

Translated from the Italian.

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