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Andrea Camilleri


Andrea Camilleri

(Born 6 September, 1925 at Porto Empedocle in Sicily)

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s most famous contemporary crime writers. His Inspector Montalbano series, which is set in his native Sicily, has become popular in many parts of the world and has been translated into nine languages. The television adaptations of the books have been broadcast both in Italy and abroad.

Inspector Montalbano novels:

1.      The Shape of Water (2002)
2.      The Terracotta Dog (2002)
3.      The Snack Thief (2003)
4.      The Voice of the Violin (2003)
5.      Excursion to Tindari (2005)
6.      The Scent of the Night (2005)
7.      Rounding the Mark (2006)
8.      The Patience of the Spider (2007)
9.      The Paper Moon (2008)
10.  August Heat (2009)
12.  The Track of Sand (2010)
13.  The Potter's Field (2011)
14.  The Age of Doubt (2012)
16.  The Treasure Hunt (2013) with Stephen Sartarelli
17.  Angelica's Smile (2014)

Montalbano's First Case (2013) – has been written as a prequel to the series.

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