The Track of Sand
The Track of Sand (orig. Italian La pista di sabbia) is a 2007 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2010 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the twelfth novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series.
First edition (Italy)
|Original title||Le ali della sfinge|
|Series||Inspector Salvo Montalbano, #12|
|Genre||Crime, Mystery novel|
|Publisher||Penguin Books/Sellerio Editore|
|7 June 2007|
Published in English
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|ISBN||0-14-311793-9 (Eng. trans.)|
|Preceded by||The Wings of the Sphinx|
|Followed by||The Potter's Field|
The Sicilian inspector looks out his window and sees the carcass of a horse on the beach. The animal, he discovers, has been bludgeoned to death. As he turns his back to phone in the crime, the horse vanishes, leaving a track in the sand. Was the horse slaughtered for its meat by illegal immigrants? Is someone trying to send a message to the owner? Or is the Mafia edging its way into the racing industry? The repeated vandalizing of Montalbano's home and a Mafia thug's murder complicate the investigation.
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