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Sicily, 1880. When a stranger arrives in Vigàta, the town’s inhabitants immediately become unsettled. It seems the young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant legendary for his home-grown medicines - a man who was murdered many years before.

Fofo opens his own pharmacy in Vigàta, and his remedies are sought by many. But he soon finds himself entangled with Don Filippo, a philandering marchese, and his family.

It won’t be long before death visits Vigàta, and the town and its most noble family will never be the same again....

©2015 Andrea Camilleri (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing

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"For sunny views, explosive characters and a snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri." (New York Times)

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emile zola meets neil gaiman

short humorous earthy. good listen. a b c d e f g h i j