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  • ISBN 140845677X
  • ISBN13 978-1408456774
  • Language English
  • Publisher Camden; Large type edition edition
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August Heat was first published in Midnight House and Other Tales in 1910.

Two men, unknown to each other, whose glimpses of the other's possible. August Heat was first published in Midnight House and Other Tales in 1910. It is told from the perspective of James Clarence Withencroft, a 40-year-old mediocre artist, possibly hours before his death. Having sat in the stifling August heat, Withencroft finds himself sketching hurriedly, the end result depicting a large, sluggish man in a dock. Although unsure as to why he has created such a piece, he thinks nothing more of the criminal scene - that is until he finds himself meeting the man he has drawn.

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She gave him just enough to appease her sense of pride. She wasn’t going to just lie down and let him have whatever he wanted. That might spoil him. Or her. She wasn’t certain which. She wasn’t certain which r sure, he was a man unwilling to take no for an answer. He pulled her through the entryway and up the curving staircase. Each step was deliberately paced, as though he were holding onto his control by a thread. His expression, the few times he glanced back at her, was a study in sensuality.

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The lazy, slow month of August at the height of the Sicilian summer is, Inspector Montalbano assures his girlfriend Livia as they prepare for . August Heat is followed by the eleventh book in the series, The Wings of the Sphinx.

The lazy, slow month of August at the height of the Sicilian summer is, Inspector Montalbano assures his girlfriend Livia as they prepare for a relaxing holiday in a villa he has found for them, far too hot for any murders to be committed. But when Livia's friends' young son goes missing, a chain of events is sparked which will certainly ruin the Chief Inspector's pleasant interlude.

August Heat by Andrea Camilleri, is the tenth instalment in the Inspector Montalbano series, adapted as a major BBC4 television series.

Talk about August Heat

August Heat is simply wonderful. And I'm not just saying that because I read it during a 100 degree heatwave here in the southwestern U.S.

This is the kind of Montalbano book that you can get lost in. The characters are wonderful, the plot is long and meandering. It's more than a little sexy (and why not? Hot weather brings it out in all of us). Fazio is at his clever best. Livia is far away and of little consequence. Plus, there is a heroic cat named Ruggero and we learn Salvo likes cats. Yay!

This is also one of the best Montalbano movies as well. The story of the beautiful twin sisters, one of whom brilliantly plays Montalbano like a piano.

The story builds and builds to the final pages and the last paragraphs, while Salvo swims and weeps, are unforgettable.

Bravo Camilleri.
This is the 10th in Camilleri's Inspector Malbano series, and the series just keeps getting better. It is set in Sicily, as are the others, and very well translated to English from the original Italian. There are references to specifically Italian holidays, colloquial phrases and historical events, but the author provides explanations at the end of the book by page number. You can refer to this section if there is something you don't understand.

The inspector is up to his usual tricks when it comes to solving a murder. The characters are well developed, especially the police in Montalbano's department that show up in each of the books. Some definite plot twists in this one. I'd suggest you read the books in order, as there are some references to previous cases and ongoing relationships in his books. A terrific series, great vacation reads.
Inspector Salvo Montalbano has been forced to stay in Vigata and work during August after a colleague extends his vacation. As luck would have it, Livia, his long distant love decides to join him, she doesn't expect Montalbano to be busy after all who would have the energy to commit a crime in this August heat. But to be on the safe side she's bringing her friends and their young son to keep her company. Montalbano secures a beach rental for the family while Livia spends evenings with him.

Montalbano is called to the beach house quite a few times over the next nine days as there seems to be a few problems, swarms of cockroaches, spiders and mice seem to have also taken up residents the family are not amused. Some would believe that this house was cursed especially when the little boy suddenly disappears. Montalbano rushes over to solve the case; the boy had fallen into a narrow shaft below the house, the boy is found and pulled to safety. Montalbano never satisfied decides to check what lays underneath the house, not only does he discover a small room below but within a chest a girls dead body. Montalbano mission now was to find out how this girl came to be at her final resting place and who was responsible to take a life so young. Sinister and corrupt forces build a bigger foundation.

Andrea Camilleri has kept this Interesting, he writes it, I read between the lines and pause for thought! Camilleri has chosen to write quiet clearly about the day to day levels of corruption in Sicily; even the little things in every day life and how Montalbano has to deal with those different levels of corruption to get his results. There are many different angles of corruption added to the layering of this book; Government corruption has profound effects on the country as a whole, but looking at a bigger picture Sicily's not the only country with that problem!, while no two countries are alike, there are common dilemmas for all to see. For instance; corruption and poverty affect both individuals and businesses, and they run in both directions: poverty invites corruption, while corruption deepens poverty. Another addressed in this storyline would be the corrupt markets and public bidding processes, inefficient firms and dishonest bidders have major advantages over honest competitors. Connections and cash, rather than innovation and excellence, become the way to win contracts. We all know in our own countries where a level of corruption starts and never ends. So while countries remain different, corruption anywhere share the same knock-on-effects!

Which now brings us to another hot topic Livia and Montalbano's relationship, a turn for the worst, normally they would argue it out in a healthy way of dealing with one another, and she in turn takes the no nonsense approach in his darker moods. But this time his dark mood goes too far, his only voice of reason has left him and Livia remains silent. He falls into quiet a deep melancholy mood spending time with a much younger women doesn't help as his questioning himself, age and life.

Montalbano character is always great to read, for his questionable brainstorms and unorthodox subversive opinions. Still the rebel, the thinker, not afraid to explore all areas even into obsession. Tenth book in this series and the story forms nicely enjoyable, but not as strong as others in the series, all Montalbano mysteries normally start in comedy but this one is darker than others more of horror and melodrama but there still remains a lot of human interest in every plot. Again the characterization and language the usage of dialogue has been kept real with sharp wit, the sly comments on Italian life and culture always keeps things for me amusing and interesting.

A special mention to poet Stephen Sartarelli, I'm thoroughly enjoying his clear translation of each book and for the informative notes given at the back on wording. Thank you.

Eleventh in the series is due out December 2009 - Le ali della sfinge - The Wings of the Sphinx!

Andrea Bowhill
On the one hand, I can see this book as something to read in August, because no matter how insufferable yours is, it's probably less miserable than Inspector Montalbano's. (Poor guy has to take a complete extra set of clothes to the office, because everything he's wearing enroute will be drenched in sweat by the time he gets there.) On the other hand, the hellish Sicilian heat wave herein might be worth saving to add a bit of warmth to a February freeze.

So much for the when; what about the what?

This time the plot has the inspector's longtime lover, Livia, coming for a vacation-length visit. But to Montalbano's annoyance, he learns, at the last minute, that she'll be bringing along friends--a couple with a kid, who'll be needing a beach house for the duration and, of course, it's Montalbano's assignment to find them one.

As usual in these stories, there's almost always something that'll make Livia livid and send her packing and this time, it turns out that the "perfect house" Salvo finds for her friends has a hidden, illegally added buried addition, inside of which happens to be a chest with a plastic-wrapped, long-dead body inside. Who was it? And who done it? And why? I leave it to you and the good inspector to find that out. A quick and fun read.