Hunting Season

Hunting Season

Large Print - 2014 | Large print edition
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In 1880s Vigata, Italy, Fofo returns to town to open a pharmacy. He had escaped years ago when his father, a legendary healer, had been murdered. Now he is looking to make his fortune and is soon mixed up in the dealings of a philandering local marquese set on producing an heir, in this quirky murder mystery.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, a part of gale, Cengage Learning, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410473035
Branch Call Number: x Large Print Coll
Characteristics: 397 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-- Translator


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Apr 15, 2014

Not a police procedural, but a very satisfying story set in late 19th century Sicily, complete with priests, nobles, townspeople, and peasants, i.e. a cast of gossiping, salacious folk whose entertainment is interfering in the lives of their neighbors.
Slyly humorous and subtle from page one, I did a second take when I read the police officer assisting the lady off the boat, not holding her hand, but his hands on her backside. The plot wanders, and every time I thought I knew where it was going, I was delightfully surprised, right up to the end.


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