wo sentences into The Age of Doubt
, fourteenth of Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries and newly available in English, and Salvo is already cursing the saints:
"He had just fallen asleep after a night worse than almost any other in his life, when a thunderclap as loud as a cannon blast fired two inches from his ear startled him awake. He sat up with a jolt, cursing the saints."
That has long been Salvo's favorite expression of disgust as well as one of mine, and its occurrence this early bodes well for the book. Thanks to the people of Penguin, one lucky U.S. reader can win a copy of The Age of Doubt
and curse the saints along with Salvo. All that reader has to do is answer the following question correctly:
What is Salvo's favorite restaurant? (Hint: The restaurant is named for a saint.)
hile you're scratching your head and cursing the saints, why not weigh in on your favorite invective in crime fiction
, read my review of Camilleri's previous Montalbano book
, or get hold of Following the Detectives: Real Locations in Crime Fiction
, which includes an essay about Camilleri by your humble blogkeeper?
We have a winner!
Fred in Ohio knew that Salvo's favorite restaurant is the Trattoria San Calogero
. He wins a copy of The Age of Doubt
, just in time for several festivals of San Calogero in Sicily over the next few weeks. Felicitazióni e buon appetito.
© Peter Rozovsky 2012
Labels: Andrea Camilleri, contests, Italy, Salvo Montalbano, Sicily