"Italy's favorite detective, Inspector Montalbano, uncovers corruption and mafia ties in the world of construction and public spending when he investigates the murder of a man found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site, a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods"--
Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men come to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Then his home is ransacked, and the inspector is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of horse racing and the Mafia's connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate...
In 1908, eleven-year-old Innie joins the library club at a settlement house that serves immigrant families of Boston's North End, but when items and money disappear from the settlement house, Innie's past as a troublemaker puts her under suspicion.
"Tranquility, New Jersey's amateur drama troupe is staging a murder mystery at St. Winifred's Academy and Alberta Scaglione couldn't be more thrilled. Even her Italian-American famiglia are getting in on the act. But someone's making deadly revisions to the script." --Amazon.com.
With her wedding day mere weeks away, home stager Caprice De Luca is busy arranging every last detail for the reception at Rambling Vines Winery--a stylish venue she redocrated two years earlier. But the closer the bride-to-be gets to saying, "I do,"the more a celebration at Rambling Vines seems like a terrible mistake. - Page 4 of cover.