Andrea Camilleri, author of the beloved Inspector Montalbano series and one of Italy’s most popular authors, has died at the age of 93. 

Maria Rejt, Andrea’s publisher, said: ‘It is with great, great sadness that I heard of the passing of Andrea Camilleri earlier today. I have published the English translations of his novels for seventeen years now and, throughout that time, his passion for social justice and the people of Sicily — which shines through in everything he writes — has never wavered. The millions of readers he has gained over the world are a testament to the universality of his characters, principles and literary genius. The legacy he leaves us is beyond measure.’