The Potter's Field

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A major BBC4 television series.

Winner of the CWA international Dagger Award 2012

From the Italian crime legend, Andrea Camilleri, comes The Potter's Field, a dark mystery featuring the inimitable Inspector Montalbano.

While Vigàta is wracked by storms, Inspector Montalbano is called to attend the discovery of a dismembered body in a field of clay. Bearing all the marks of an execution style killing, it seems clear that this is, once again, the work of the notorious local mafia. But who is the victim? Why was the body divided into thirty pieces? And what is the significance of the Potter's Field?

Working to decipher these clues, Montalbano must also confront the strange and difficult behaviour exhibited by his old colleague Mimi, and avoid the distraction of the enchanting Dolores Alfano - who seeks the inspector's help in locating her missing husband. But like the Potter's Field itself, Montalbano is on treacherous ground and only one thing is certain - nothing is quite as it seems . . .

The Potter's Field is followed by The Age of Doubt, the fourteenth in the series.

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 Voice in the Night
A Voice in the Night
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
The Brewer of Preston
The Brewer of Preston
Game of Mirrors
Game of Mirrors
Blade of Light
Blade of Light
Angelica's Smile
Angelica's Smile
Hunting Season
Hunting Season
The Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt
The Age of Doubt
The Age of Doubt
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Dance Of The Seagull
Inspector Montalbano: The first three novels in the series
Inspector Montalbano: The first three novels in the series
The Wings of the Sphinx
The Wings of the Sphinx
The Track of Sand
The Track of Sand
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 Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
The Snack Thief
The Snack Thief

Books in the Series

A Voice in the Night
A Voice in the Night
Game of Mirrors
Game of Mirrors
Blade of Light
Blade of Light
Angelica's Smile
Angelica's Smile
The Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt
The Age of Doubt
The Age of Doubt
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Dance Of The Seagull
The Wings of the Sphinx
The Wings of the Sphinx
The Track of Sand
The Track of Sand
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 Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
The Snack Thief
The Snack Thief