The Patience of the Spider

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The Patience of the Spider
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First edition (Italy)
Author Andrea Camilleri
Original title La pazienza del ragno
Translator Stephen Sartarelli
Country Italy, Sicily
Language Italian/Sicilian
Series Inspector Salvo Montalbano, #8
Genre Crime, Mystery novel
Publisher Macmillan/Picador
Publication date
2004 (orig.) & 2007 (Eng. trans. )
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-14-311203-7 (Eng. trans.)
OCLC 70294723
LC Class PQ4863.A3894 G36813 2006
Preceded by Rounding the Mark
Followed by The Paper Moon

The Patience of the Spider (orig. Italian La pazienza del ragno) is a 2004 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2007 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the eighth novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series.

Set once again in Sicily, The Patience of the Spider pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from the gunshot wound he suffered in Rounding the Mark, he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he's ever hunted.