Inspector Montalbano: The first three novels in the series

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Inspector Montalbano: The first three novels in the series contains The Shape of Water, The Terracotta Dog and The Snack Thief, from Andrea Camilleri's bestselling Inspector Montalbano series.

This three-book compilation features:

The Shape of Water: On a waste ground in Vigàta, the Sicilian town's dark underbelly flourishes: drug dealers and prostitutes plying their trade. But when the body of Silvio Luparello, one of the local movers and shakers, is discovered there, Inspector Montalbano must investigate; and despite pressure from his commissioner, a local judge and bishop - he is determined to unearth the truth . . .

The Terracotta Dog: When two lovers, dead for over fifty years, are discovered in a mountain cave watched over by a life-size terracotta dog, Inspector Montalbano's investigation will take him on a journey through Sicily's past and into a family's dark heart amid the horrors of World War II.

The Snack Thief: When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, only Inspector Montalbano suspects a link between the two incidents . . .

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The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humour, and the sense of despair that fill the air of Sicily. To read him is to be taken to that glorious, tortured island
Donna Leon
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About Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s 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 Potter’s Field, the thirteenth book in the series, was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association’s 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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Books by Andrea Camilleri

A Nest of Vipers
A Nest of Vipers
The Brewer of Preston
The Brewer of Preston
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
A Voice in the Night
A Voice in the Night
Game of Mirrors
Game of Mirrors
Blade of Light
Blade of Light
The Potter's Field
The Potter's Field
The Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt
Hunting Season
Hunting Season
Angelica's Smile
Angelica's Smile
The Age of Doubt
The Age of Doubt
The Track of Sand
The Track of Sand
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Wings of the Sphinx
The Wings of the Sphinx
August Heat
August Heat
The Paper Moon
The Paper Moon
The Patience of the Spider
The Patience of the Spider
Rounding the Mark
Rounding the Mark
The Scent of the Night
The Scent of the Night
Excursion to Tindari
Excursion to Tindari
The Voice of the Violin
The Voice of the Violin
The Terracotta Dog
The Terracotta Dog
The Snack Thief
The Snack Thief
The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water