The Patience of the Spider, Paperback Book
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'A brother,' he said. Jesus Christ! Now where'd this brother come from? Whose brother? Montalbano had known from the start that between all the brothers, uncles, in-laws, nephews and nieces, this case was going to drive him crazy.

Chief Inspector Montalbano is on enforced sick leave.

But when a local girl goes mysteriously missing, the whole community takes an interest in the case.

Why are the kidnappers so sure that the girl's impoverished father and dying mother will be able to find a fortune?

The ever-inquisitive Montalbano steps in, to get to the heart of the matter in his own inimitable style.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780330442244

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Enjoyed this. The Montalbano mysteries are becoming comfortable little reads, but as ever, I feel less invested in the mystery of the murders and more interested in the characters. Montalbano is infinitely entertaining.

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