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The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
15 posts | 22 read | 9 to read
The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town. Reprint.
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Ncostell
Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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This is the first in the Inspector Montalbano mystery series, translated from Italian. Camilleri brings the gritty yet beautiful setting of a seaside town in Sicily to life. There were notes in the back that gave a little more background on the different types of law enforcement and political factions within Italy which would have been helpful if I‘d discovered them before finishing the book. I‘d like to read more of the series for sure.

marleed Oh good for you for sticking with it! I was not in the right head space for this book I guess and DNF. 2w
Ncostell @marleed. It was definitely a bit darker than I expected and I think that some parts were a little clunky either due to the translation or my ignorance of the politics involved. The notes at the end gave me more insight but I wish they were added as footnotes so that I could have incorporated that information as I was reading the book. 2w
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BethFishReads
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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Listened to this first in series on recommendation of @SuziQoregon and because Grover Gardner is narrator. I‘m hooked. I liked the characters, the food refs, & the Italian setting. 🎧 Gardner‘s dialogue, accents, and good pacing made this a recommended listen. @Dogearedcopy

SuziQoregon YAY!!! 14mo
Dogearedcopy ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
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Cathythoughts
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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Oh Littens , perfect day ! Went for lunch with my daughter & then we went to see The Shape of Water & then a glass of 🍷.
Loved the movie.
I‘ve seen : 3 Billboards

The Phantom Thread
Molly‘s Game
The Shape of Water

Do I have to choose ??
Ok , I will :

🎥🎥🎥

❤️1. The Phantom Thread
❤️2.Three Billboards
❤️3.Mollys Game
❤️4. The Shape of Water

I find with all the reading The Cinema is such a different & brilliant experience 👇🏻

Cathythoughts 👇🏻I tag all who want to name their favorite movie 🎥 1y
Alfoster Oh, I‘m dying to see this one too! 1y
Cathythoughts @Alfoster it‘s very good 👍🏻👍🏻❤️ 1y
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kspenmoll
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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#bookhaul #cupidgoespostal #bookishshopping #coffeeandsoup ☕️🥣
Left my book club book in car - excuse to buy myself a book. Came to B&N for books etc. for my cupid match. Scored at half- price, remainder tables. A little soup & coffee then off for candy & wrapping paper. Hope to have box in mail by Wednesday, latest. ❤️💜💕

LeahBergen This sounds like a wonderful day! 1y
LauraBeth Well this looks like a lovely afternoon! 1y
Bambolina_81 I love Andrea Camilleri. I hope you enjoy Montalbano! 1y
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kspenmoll @LeahBergen @LauraBeth It was especially cause it was last minute decision to take a day for me😍 1y
kspenmoll @Bambolina_81 Thanks! #blameitonLitsy! Excited to delve into this world. 1y
BookBabe Yum! 1y
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mhillis
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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Congratulations @Librarybelle 🎉🎉
I wanted to share these mysteries that I read this year! Aunty Lee‘s Delights is a cozy mystery by an author from Singapore. The Shape of Water is a mystery set in Sicily and translated from Italian. Both are the first of a series and include descriptions of food!
#thankful40k #mystery #singapore #italy

Librarybelle Thank you! Nice choices! 2y
mhillis @Librarybelle Thanks! Congrats again!! 2y
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Minervasbutler
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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The first in Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series of detective novels set in Sicily, and my first too. It's a fun read -the protagonist is engaging and simpatico and the portrayal of a deeply corrupt society is handled lightly yet with insight. I did find the translation a bit odd, the characters are only lightly sketched and it all seemed a bit inconsequential. I suspect this series is a grower.

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Bookies
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
Mehso-so

I had high expectations for this book. Some of my customers raved about it, so I finally read it. I thought it was OK. That‘s it. Maybe I missed something. I heard it was funny. I smiled a couple times. I heard it had compelling characters. I didn‘t really find them compelling. I thought it would be immersed in Italian culture. There was some, but it wasn‘t as immersive as, say, the No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency series. So-so is accurate for me.

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Cosyreader
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Omg these are amazing! I haven't read any of the Inspector Montelbano books yet and I'm going to Italy in a couple of weeks so that will be perfect to take with me! The scarf is gorgeous and I'll be taking the bag with me everywhere! And tea from M&S! Woo thank you so much @Bambolina_81 for my lovely presents and @cobwebmoth for organising this 😊
#letsgetcozy

Bambolina_81 I hope you enjoy the book when you get to it because I find them really funny. They may make you hungry though 😂 There are loads in the series if you do want to read more and the TV series is spot on too. I hope you have a great time on your holidays. Whereabouts are you going? 2y
Cosyreader @Bambolina_81 haha they sound great! I'm going on a coach tour so a few places 😊 can't remember all of them but I know I'm going to Rome, Venice, Verona, Pisa and Florence 😁 2y
drokka I'd never heard of that series *adds it to list* 2y
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diovival
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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Cinfhen Indeed 💙🤘🏼🥇 2y
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Bambolina_81
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#whodunnitwednesday I'm a huge crime fiction fan but I absolutely adore Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano. They have the right mix of intrigue and humour and you cannot help but fall for Montalbano 😍

JazzFeathers Have you ever seen the tv series? Absolitely brilliant 😍 2y
Bambolina_81 @JazzFeathers Oh yes...Hubba Hubba​ 😋 2y
Andrew65 Crime fiction is also one of my favourite genres and also love Montalbano! 2y
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Bambolina_81 @Andrew65 I love how food plays such a big part in the stories 😊 2y
Andrew65 @Bambolina_81 Agree a massive part and swimming in the sea! 2y
Cathythoughts I also have this , the shape of water , on my kindle. Must read soon too. 2y
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DebinHawaii
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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Day 6 #JuneBookBugs #ashapeinthetitle A book with the word 'shape' in the title and some with different shapes (circles, heart, diamond, stars, arrow) from my #read and #TBR stacks. 🔵🔶💙⭐️📚

Bambolina_81 I adore Camilleri! That's a great pick 😁 2y
UwannaPublishme Wow! You've got all the shapes covered. 😊👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Andrew65 I also love this series! 2y
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Andrew65

#scenesfromanitalianrestaurant There are always many scenes in Italian Restaurants in the Inspector Montalbano Series, he definitely talks about eating and food a lot! I love the Inspector Montalbano Series and they translate very well.

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andrew61
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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#scenesfromanitalianrestaurant #rockinmay
I dug this out from a book that was full of food references.

Andrew65 We seem to have chosen the same book for this tag. 😊 2y
andrew61 @Andrew65 i have one of those 2 books in 1 volumes Andrew but have yet to read the second even though I enjoyed this story. Now I've found it i think i will read on, it sounds like you enjyd the series. 2y
Andrew65 I do, think I've read about 12 in the series, they are always quick entertaining reads. Love the central group of characters. @andrew61 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Andrew65
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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This is actually the first book in the series, but it is the ninth one I've read. It was interesting how they introduced Montalbano and having read the others I can see how the group of characters have been developed. A good introduction to the series with a very intriguing mystery, and an interesting outcome at the end of the book. One of my favourite series.

Tracey_19 Still ROOing I see ;-) 2y
Andrew65 This is most definitely a series I have ROOed as have read them as I could get hold of them. Although getting close to ordered now, once I read books 7 and 9 I will have read the first 11 and do have a copy of book 7. :) 2y
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MamaGina
The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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I understand the 20th in this series has just been published ... Boy, I'm late to this party!

HardcoverHearts I just finished this! I thought it would be more of a cozy mystery than it was. But I did like it, as I am a big fan of reading mysteries in translation. I hope you enjoy it! 3y
MamaGina @HardcoverHearts I'm definitely enjoying, have loved these types of police procedurals since first reading Ed McBain's 87th precinct series as a teenager. The Italian setting is a bonus! 3y
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