The Paper Moon

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Penguin Books, 2008 - Fiction - 264 pages
9 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 Vig ta.

Read translator Stephen Sartarelli's post on the Penguin Blog.

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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

Another good installment in the Inspector Montalbano mystery series. This time, the story takes more of a focus on the crime under investigation and Montalbano's continues internal ponderings of the ... Read full review

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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

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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