The Paper Moon

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Penguin Books, 2008 - Fiction - 264 pages
2 Reviews
The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri's internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

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  - Not Available - Book Verdict

For Sicilian inspector Salvo Montalbano, the murder of Angelo Pardo-shot in the face with his zipper down-suggests various areas of inquiry. Pardo was a pharmaceutical representative with a revoked ... Read full review

Review: The Paper Moon (Inspector Montalbano #9)

User Review  - Richael - Goodreads

A surprisingly fun, fast-paced Italian mystery novel. Camilleri's protangonist, Inspector Montalbano, is an unlikely charming character. I randomly picked this up at the library; it was an enjoyable, fast read. 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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