Rounding the Mark

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Rounding the Mark
First edition (Italy)
Author Andrea Camilleri
Original title 'Il giro di boa'
Translator Stephen Sartarelli
Country Italy, Sicily
Language Italian/Sicilian
Series Inspector Salvo Montalbano, #7
Genre Crime, Mystery novel
Publisher Macmillan/Picador
Publication date
2003 (orig.) & 2006 (Eng. trans. )
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
ISBN 0-330-44219-8 (Eng. trans.)
OCLC 80331835
Preceded by The Scent of the Night
Followed by The Patience of the Spider

Rounding the Mark (orig. Italian Il giro di boa) is a 2003 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2006 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the seventh novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series.[1]

Frustrated by his department's repressive handling of security for the G8 summit in Genoa, Montalbano seriously considers resigning. His attempt to unwind with a casual swim along the Sicilian seashore fails when he discovers a corpse in the water. The inspector's pursuit of the cause of death intersects with another mystery-the inquiry into a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a young boy who may have been victimized by human traffickers. When Montalbano realizes that he may have inadvertently aided the boy's victimizers, his internal turmoil intensifies.[2]


  1. ^ Boddy, Kasia (26 July 2007). "Doing the dead man's float". The Daily Telegraph. London: TMG. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 26 Jul 2007 
  2. ^ "Rounding the Mark (Inspector Montalbano Series #7) by Andrea Camilleri". 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.