Quite a family, you had to admit! A nest of vipers might be a better description...
On what should be a quiet Sunday morning, Inspector Montalbano is called to a murder scene on the Sicilian coast. A man has discovered his father dead in his Vigātan beach house: his body slumped on the dining room floor, his morning coffee spilt across the table, and a single gunshot wound at the base of his skull.
First appearances point to the son having the most to gain from his fathers untimely death, a notion his sister cant help but reinforce. But when Montalbano delves deeper into the case, and learns of the dishonourable life the victim led, it soon becomes clear half of Vigāta has a motive for his murder and this wont be as simple as the Inspector had once hoped