The Paper Moon

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Penguin Books, 2008 - Fiction - 264 pages
"You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven't read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood -- altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano." A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn't have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man-shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down-commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigāta.

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

I love watching the TV programs because despite the odd dead body it's very dreamy and peaceful. This is the first Montalbano I have read and I found the same easy pace and and gentle humour. The book ... Read full review

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User Review  - mysterymax - LibraryThing

A woman tells Montalbano that her brother has been missing for two days. He's found dead and his sister insists that his lover killed him. There's also been a lot of drug cases lately. Camilleri ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Andrea Camilleri, a number-one bestselling author in Italy and Germany, is the author of the Inspector Montalbano mystery series and several historical novels set in nineteenth-century Sicily. His books have been translated into seven languages.
Stephen Sartarelli is a poet and translator.

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