The safety net / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Vigàta is bustling as the new filming location for a Swedish television series set in 1950. In the production frenzy, the director asks the locals to track down movies and vintage photos to faithfully recreate the air of Vigata in that time. Engineer Ernesto Sabatello, while rummaging in the attic of his house, finds some films shot by his father from 1958 to 1963, always on the same day, March 27 and always the same shot; the outside wall of a country house. Montalbano hears the story, and intrigued by the mystery of it, begins to investigate its meaning. Meanwhile, a middle school is threatened by a group of armed men, and a closer look at the situation finds Montalbano looking into the students themselves and finally delving into the world of social media"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Translated from the Italian.
      "Originally published in Italian as La rete di protezione by Stellerio Editore, Palermo." -- title page verso.
    • Other Titles:
      Rete di protezione. English
    • ISBN:
      9780143134961
      0143134965
    • Accession Number:
      2019037373
    • Accession Number:
      on1105941983
      1105941983
    • Accession Number:
      fay.700681
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CAMILLERI, A.; SARTARELLI, S. The safety net. [s. l.]: Penguin Books, 2020. ISBN 9780143134961. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700681. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Camilleri A, Sartarelli S. The Safety Net. Penguin Books; 2020. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700681
    • APA:
      Camilleri, A., & Sartarelli, S. (2020). The safety net. Penguin Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Camilleri, Andrea, and Stephen Sartarelli. 2020. The Safety Net. The Inspector Montalbano Series. Penguin Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700681.
    • Harvard:
      Camilleri, A. and Sartarelli, S. (2020) The safety net. Penguin Books (The Inspector Montalbano series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700681 (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Camilleri, A & Sartarelli, S 2020, The safety net, The Inspector Montalbano series, Penguin Books, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Camilleri, Andrea, and Stephen Sartarelli. The Safety Net. Penguin Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700681.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Camilleri, Andrea, and Stephen Sartarelli. The Safety Net. The Inspector Montalbano Series. Penguin Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700681.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Camilleri A, Sartarelli S. The safety net [Internet]. Penguin Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. (The Inspector Montalbano series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700681

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Camilleri's death in 2019 left many wondering if there were a few installments of the author's Sicily-set Inspector Montalbano series still to be published in the U.S. Happily, here's one. The alternately melancholic and life-loving inspector is a bit off his feed this time—literally, as a Swedish television company working in Vigàta has turned Montalbano's favorite restaurant, his friend Enzo's trattoria, into a madhouse of loud-talking movie people. Fortunately, there are two peculiar cases to keep his mind off the barbarians at Enzo's: first is the matter of Ernesto Sabatello's deceased father, who filmed a blank wall on the same day, March 27, from 1958 to 1963. Why? Ernesto, who recently found the films, wants Montalbano to investigate—just the kind of oddball conundrum the inspector loves. Then, in a more serious matter, two gunmen have invaded a classroom and fired shots into the ceiling before bolting. Again, why? Montalbano finds the answers but is forced to conclude that the truth was sometimes better kept under wraps. Much ado about nothing? Yes, maybe, but with the charismatic inspector, nothing is always more than it seems. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Camilleri's death in 2019 left many wondering if there were a few installments of the author's Sicily-set Inspector Montalbano series still to be published in the U.S. Happily, here's one. The alternately melancholic and life-loving inspector is a bit off his feed this time—literally, as a Swedish television company working in Vigàta has turned Montalbano's favorite restaurant, his friend Enzo's trattoria, into a madhouse of loud-talking movie people. Fortunately, there are two peculiar cases to keep his mind off the barbarians at Enzo's: first is the matter of Ernesto Sabatello's deceased father, who filmed a blank wall on the same day, March 27, from 1958 to 1963. Why? Ernesto, who recently found the films, wants Montalbano to investigate—just the kind of oddball conundrum the inspector loves. Then, in a more serious matter, two gunmen have invaded a classroom and fired shots into the ceiling before bolting. Again, why? Montalbano finds the answers but is forced to conclude that the truth was sometimes better kept under wraps. Much ado about nothing? Yes, maybe, but with the charismatic inspector, nothing is always more than it seems. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2020 March

Inspector Montalbano is feeling under siege. A Swedish film crew has descended on his Sicilian village of Vigàta to film a TV period piece and the townspeople are all aflutter. The chaos is making Montalbano's sacred solitary lunches a thing of the past and is causing no end of headaches for his fellow officers. One afternoon, a local man presents the inspector with a titillating find; six Super-8 movies that his father shot in the late 1950s; each contains the same recording. The films show an outside wall, on the same day, for six consecutive years. With very little to go on, the inspector begins digging into the family's past, and a tragic tale slowly takes shape. While all this is happening, a parallel story unfolds involving Montalbano's second-in-command and an inexplicable and terrifying incident at a local school. Revered Italian author Camilleri (1925–2019; The Other End of the Line, The Shape of Water, Death in Sicily) created an enduring, award-winning series that is internationally recognized. This 25th book is absorbing, cerebral, and infused with humor as well as tantalizing descriptions of Sicilian cuisine. VERDICT Strongly recommended for purchase where the series is known, this book will also serve as a fine introduction to Camilleri's oeuvre.—Amy Nolan, St. Joseph, MI

Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2020 January #1

Bestseller Camilleri's 25th outing for Insp. Salvo Montalbano (after 2019's The Other End of the Line) offers a rich, nuanced mix of plot elements. Besides looking into a mysterious but nonfatal terror attack on a school, Montalbano has an unsought but unshakable obsession with a strange series of home movies belonging to a local resident with a tragic family history. The films show nothing but the same piece of a crumbling wall, each year from 1958 to 1963. He must also deal with a Swedish TV production that's taken over his Sicilian town of Vigàta and made everything look as it did in the 1950s. The rhythms and layers of the aging detective's thoughts, routines, and speech are droll and subtle, and fans will be attuned to Montalbano's attempt to reckon with a serious past mistake. As the cases conclude, with none of the resolutions showing up on official records, readers will feel a pang of loss that this may be one of the last visits they'll have from an old, wise friend. Camilleri died in 2019, having completed several books for posthumous publication. Agent: Carmen Prestia, Alferjeprestia (Italy). (Mar.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.