Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories

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Pan Macmillan, Feb 23, 2016 - Detective and mystery stories, Italian - 224 pages
From the author of the New York Times-bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series, twenty-one short stories spanning the beloved detective's career. Inspector Montalbano has charmed readers in nineteen popular novels, and now in 'Montalbano's first case and other stories', Andrea Camilleri has selected twenty-one short stories, written with his trademark wit and humour, that follow Italy's famous detective through highlight cases of his career. From the title story, featuring a young deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigāta, 'Montalbano says no', in which the inspector makes a late-night call to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this collection is an essential addition to any Inspector Montalbano fan's bookshelf and a wonderful way to introduce readers to the internationally bestselling series.

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Excellent Montalbano 101 Review of the Penguin paperback edition (2016) [w/ 21 stories] translated primarily* from the Italian original Racconti di Montalbano (Stories of Montalbano) (2008) [w/ 18 ... Read full review

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Montalbanos First Case & Other Stories If you enjoy Andrea Camilleri’s detective Inspector Montalbano, then this book is for you, even if the stories will be familiar to those who have watched the TV ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He lives in Rome. The Inspector Montalbano series, which began with The Shape of Water, has been translated into 32 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. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he is also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston.

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