Andrea Camilleri is one of Italys most famous contemporary writers. The Inspector Montalbano series has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4. The Potters Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers Associations International Dagger for the best crime novel translated into English. He lives in Rome. "
" Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator. He is also the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Open Vault. He lives in France.
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Andrea Camilleri’s warm and witty detective series set in sun-soaked Sicily and featuring the irresistible Inspector Montalbano, has sold millions of copies in Italy and has been made into a major TV series, broadcast in the UK on BBC 4.
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Andrea Camilleri’s warm and witty detective series set in sun-soaked Sicily and featuring the irresistible Inspector Montalbano, has sold millions of copies around the world and has been made into a TV series, Young Montalbano, on BBC Four.
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andreacamilleriauthor - 3 hours ago
A VOICE IN THE NIGHT is the twentieth novel in the phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano mysteries. It’s out now in hardback at http://bit.ly/AVoiceintheNight. Go on, give us a HEART if you’ve already read it and loved it.
andreacamilleriauthor - yesterday
Montalbano’s women: one minute they love him, the next they’re in tears or hanging up the telephone after a barrage of expletives. Corporal Anna Ferrara is no exception. She can’t seem to help but throw herself at Montalbano in THE SHAPE OF WATER and THE TERRACOTTA DOG like there’s no tomorrow. But will she get her man?
andreacamilleriauthor - 4 days ago
In THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN, Augello’s sister, Franca, cuts two slices from a loaf, dressed them in olive oil, salt and black pepper and added a slice of pecorino cheese. At the first bite, Montalbano felt forty years younger. He was a little kid again. This was bread the way his grandmother used to make it for him... meant to be eaten in the sun, while thinking of nothing. What foods do you associate with your happy childhood memories?
andreacamilleriauthor - 5 days ago
If you are new to the Inspector Montalbano books, or, if you’re dying to do a marathon re-read, the first novel in the series is the brilliant THE SHAPE OF WATER. But don’t be afraid to jump in head first with the latest in the series, VOICE IN THE NIGHT, which is out now in hardback at http://bit.ly/AVoiceintheNight.
andreacamilleriauthor - 10 days ago
‘You know, Salvo, I’m sure I say my share of stupid things, but when you come out with one, it’s always a whopper.’ Meet Domenico “Mimì” Augello, deputy inspector and later vice-commissioner, whose ambition (and flirtations with Livia) get Montalbano’s back up. Alessio Vassallo takes on the role of Augello in The Young Montalbano series opposite Michele Riondino’s Montalbano.
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