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Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-

Works: 107 works in 460 publications in 2 languages and 31,543 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Cookbooks  Suspense fiction  History  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PQ4863.A3894,
Publication Timeline
Publications about Stephen Sartarelli
Publications by Stephen Sartarelli
Most widely held works by Stephen Sartarelli
The wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
A young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls--all victims of the underworld sex trade--who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. When Inspector Salvo Montalbano delves into the case, his inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church--and soon the three other girls are all missing
The dance of the seagull by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Before leaving for vacation, Inspector Montalbano witnesses a seagull doing an odd dance on the beach outside his home, when the bird suddenly drops dead. Stopping in at his office for a quick check before heading off, he notices that his right-hand man, Fazio, is nowhere to be found. Montalbano sets out to find him and discovers that the seagull's dance of death may provide the key to understanding a macabre world of sadism, extortion, and murder
The snack thief by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
Suspecting a link between the murder of an elderly man and the shooting of a fisherman, Inspector Montalbano encounters impoverished housekeeper and sometime prostitute Karina, whose young son's life is endangered after she disappears
The shape of water by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 996 libraries worldwide
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
Rounding the mark by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Two seemingly unrelated deaths take Inspector Montalbano deep into a secret world of illicit trafficking in human lives, and the investigation tests the limits of his physical, psychological, and moral endurance
Voice of the violin by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her ageing husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; and antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to this murder
August heat by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 930 libraries worldwide
The lazy, slow month of August at the height of the Sicilian summer is, 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.--Publisher
The age of doubt by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 917 libraries worldwide
A strange bedraggled woman, a disfigured corpse, and an 85 foot yacht with a somewhat shady crew that may know more about the corpse than they are letting on, provide Inspector Montalbano with a mystery to solve
The terra-cotta dog by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Stumbling on a fifty-year-old mystery involving a pair of lovers whose bodies are found in a mountain cave beside a dog statue, Inspector Montalbano investigates the island's past and traces a family's secret back to World War II
Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
Sicily's Inspector Salvo Montalbano investigates two seemingly unrelated crimes--the murder of a young Casanova and the mysterious disappearance of an elderly couple during an excursion to Tindari
The paper moon by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
The moody Inspector Montalbano is further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn't have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man--shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down--commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigàta
The potter's field by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
An unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-- Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-- and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime
The smell of the night by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 846 libraries worldwide
Many of the retirees in the Sicilian city of Vigata have entrusted their savings to Emanuele Gargano. However, it seems that Emanuele has flown the coup with everyone's money. Inspector Montalbano is assigned to the case, but his superior isn't helping him, he's on the outs with his lover and he wonders if his beloved Sicily has gotten too corrupt to save
Game of mirrors by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
"In Game of Mirrors, Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses-one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer. Meanwhile, the alluring Liliana Lombardo is trying to seduce the Inspector over red wine and arancini. Between pesky reporters, amorous trysts, and cocaine kingpins, Montalbano feels as if he's being manipulated on all fronts. That is, until the inspector himself becomes the prime suspect in an unspeakably brutal crime"--
The patience of the spider by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
"Still recovering from his gunshot wound, Inspector Montalbano is feeling the weight of his years, and of his solitude. He's getting softer, more introspective, and critical of his life choices. But if withdrawing from society has become natural of late, he'll soon be forced to interact with others, compelled to intervene as a web of hatred and secrets threatens to squeeze its victims to death. This is Montalbano's most unusual and challenging case yet - and the one that will either change him or break him."--Jacket
The track of sand by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
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 disappears, leaving only a trail in the sand. Before long, two people report missing horses - Rachele, a champion equestrian, an Lo Duca, one of the richest men in Sicily. Then Montalbano's home is broken into and is ransacked and he is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates the glittering underworld of legitimate horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, the scrupulous and melancholy Montalbano is aided by his unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food--Cover
Hunting Season : a novel by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
"From internationally bestselling author Andrea Camilleri, a brilliant, bawdy comedy that will surprise even the most die-hard Montalbano fans. In 1880s Vigàta, a stranger comes to town to open a pharmacy. Fofò turns out to be the son of a man legendary for having a magic garden stocked with plants, fruits, and vegetables that could cure any ailment-a man who was found murdered years ago. Fofò escaped, but now has reappeared looking to make his fortune and soon finds himself mixed up in the dealings of a philandering local marchese set on producing an heir. An absurd, quirky murder mystery that recalls the most hilarious and farcical scenes of Shakespeare and The Canterbury Tales, Hunting Season will introduce American readers to a refreshing new aspect of one of our best-loved writers."--
Angelica's smile by Andrea Camilleri( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
The seventeenth installment of the beloved New York Times bestselling series that boasts more than 600,000 books in print. The last four books in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series have leapfrogged their way up the New York Times bestseller list, perfectly positioning Angelica's Smile to ascent to even greater heights. A rash of burglaries has got Inspector Salvo Montalbano stumped. The criminals are so brazen that their leader, the anonymous Mr. Z, starts sending the Sicilian inspector menacing letters. Among those burgled is the young and beautiful Angelica Cosulich, who reminds the inspector of the love-interest in Ludovico Ariosto's chivalric romance, Orlando Furioso. Besotted by Angelica's charms, Montalbano imagines himself back in the medieval world of jousts and battles. But when one of the burglars turns up dead, Montalbano must snap out of his fantasy and unmask his challenger
Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well by Pellegrino Artusi( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 libraries worldwide
"First published in 1891, Pelegrino Artusi's La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi's death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print." "Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil of lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor - humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes." "This English edition features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa."--Jacket
Notturno by Gabriele D'Annunzio( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
"Composed during a period of extended bed rest, Gabriele D'Annunzio's Notturno is a moving prose poem in which imagination, experience, and remembrance intertwine. The somber atmosphere of the poem reflects the circumstances of its creation. With his vision threatened and his eyes completely bandaged, D'Annunzio suffered months of near-total blindness and pain-wracked infirmity in 1921, and yet he managed to write on small strips of paper, each wide enough for a single line. When the poet eventually regained his sight, he put together these strips to create the lyrical and innovative Notturno. In Notturno D'Annunzio forges an original prose that merges aspects of formal poetry and autobiographical narrative. He fuses the darkness and penumbra of the present with the immediate past, haunted by war memories, death, and mourning, and also with the more distant past, revolving mainly around his mother and childhood. In this remarkable translation of the work, Stephen Sartarelli preserves the antiquated style of D'Annunzio's poetic prose and the tension of his rich and difficult harmonies, bringing to contemporary readers the full texture and complexity of a creation forged out of darkness."--Publisher's website
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Alternative Names
Stephen Sartarelli American poet and translator
Stephen Sartarelli Amerikaans dichter
Stephen Sartarelli US-amerikanischer Dichter und Übersetzer
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