Montalbano’s house at Punta Secca

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A narrow, potholed road winds between low dry-stone walls around the hillsides, climbing above steep ravines; the fields are the colour of parched straw and burnt umber, and dried thistle and wild fennel wilt in the summer heat beside the tarmac. The landscape is dotted with outcrops of the same pale grey limestone that is…