When a body is found cut into pieces and wrapped in a plastic bag, all signs point to an old-fashioned Mafia-style execution. Why is Detective Montalbano's trusted colleague Mimi Augello ... See full summary »

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When a body is found cut into pieces and wrapped in a plastic bag, all signs point to an old-fashioned Mafia-style execution. Why is Detective Montalbano's trusted colleague Mimi Augello suddenly behaving erratically, and insisting on handling the case alone? Could Mimi somehow be involved in the murder? An old friendship is tested as Montalbano tries to help Mimi out of a dangerous situation. Written by thomas dp

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14 March 2011 (Italy)  »

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When Moltalbano and Tanino are talking while fishing the latter suggests that the young be given courses in "user instructions" to life rather than philosophy. Reference to 'Life: a user's manual' by George Perec. See more »

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At the end, Augello's wife and son get into their car to go on vacation. Augello walks away and has a short conversation with Montalbano. When Augello gets in his car and drives away, there is no-one sitting in the passenger seat as you would expect his wife to be sitting there, neither does there seem to be anyone sitting in the back seat. See more »

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What is Mimi involved in?
4 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The case in this episode involved a body found buried in a clay quarry belonging to a potter; the body had been there for at least a fortnight and bore all the hallmarks of an old school mafia killing… he had been shot in the face, the body chopped into thirty pieces and all obvious identifications obliterated. In apparently separate cases a man comes in to the police station to report what he believes to be an attempted murder; a car drove straight at a woman and she only survived because she dived into a ditch and a woman reports her husband missing. If this wasn't enough things aren't going well at the station; Mimi has been in a temper and even made Catarella cry and he is telling his wife he is being ordered to work nights by Montalbano when in fact he has received no such orders; clearly he is up to something and knowing Mimi it will involve a woman!.

This was yet another enjoyable case featuring the Sicilian detective; it had plenty of little twists although there were sufficient hints so that when the killer is unmasked it isn't a total surprise. As usual there are some good laughs to be had; the best being when Catarella parked too close to the edge of the quarry and ended up falling down a filthy slope; Angelo Russo really is great in this role! The story involving Mimi was enjoyable too; especially as it appeared to be fully resolved by the end of the episode.


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