August Heat is the latest and greatest in the Inspector Montalbano series, set in Sicily, by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli. Montalbano is on the case after friends of his girlfriend, Livia, rent a seemingly haunted house along the beach, in the heat of August. Solving the mystery of the haunting only leads to another, more terrible mystery for Montalbano to solve.
I don’t want to say much more than this for fear of giving away the plot. Let’s face it though, if you’re a Montalbano fan, you’ll read this book. If not, and you like mysteries, love Italy, you should probably start reading these, but not with this book, with Shape of Water, that I believe is the first.
Oh, and for you fans, this one left me incredibly sad at the end, waiting for and dreading the repercussions that must surely follow in the next book.