Andrea Camilleri is originally from Porto Empedocle, in Sicily Italy. He began his studies at the Faculty of literature without finishing them. In the year 1948, he studied stage and film direction at Silvio D’Amico Academy. Some of Camilleri famous work include the Inspector Montalbano book series. Camilleri later on joined RAI, an Italian based television network with which he worked on several television production such as the Inspector Maigret Inspector Montalbano. Currently, Camilleri lives in Rome, Italy where he works both as a television director and theater director. Up to date, more than 10 million copies of his novels have been sold worldwide and most of them are increasingly becoming popular in the United Kingdom.
Order of Inspector Montalbano Series
|1||The Shape of Water||1994||Description / Buy|
|2||The Snack Thief||1996||Description / Buy|
|3||The Terra-Cotta Dog||1996||Description / Buy|
|4||Voice of the Violin||1997||Description / Buy|
|5||Excursion to Tindari||2000||Description / Buy|
|6||Rounding the Mark||2003||Description / Buy|
|7||The Patience of the Spider||2004||Description / Buy|
|8||The Paper Moon||2005||Description / Buy|
|9||August Heat||2006||Description / Buy|
|10||The Wings of the Sphinx||2006||Description / Buy|
|11||The Track of Sand||2007||Description / Buy|
|12||The Age of Doubt||2008||Description / Buy|
|13||The Potter's Field||2008||Description / Buy|
|14||The Dance of the Seagull||2009||Description / Buy|
|15||Blade of Light||2012||Description / Buy|
|16||A Nest of Vipers||2013||Description / Buy|
|17||Treasure Hunt||2013||Description / Buy|
|18||Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories||2013||Description / Buy|
|19||The Fourth Secret||2014||Description / Buy|
|20||The Pyramid of Mud||2014||Description / Buy|
|21||Angelica's Smile||2014||Description / Buy|
|22||Death at Sea (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|23||Game of Mirrors||2015||Description / Buy|
|24||A Beam of Light||2015||Description / Buy|
|25||A Voice in the Night||2016||Description / Buy|
|26||The Overnight Kidnapper||2019||Description / Buy|
Andrea Camilleri is originaly from Porto Empedocle, in Sicily Italy. He began his studies at the Faculty of literature without finishing them. In the year 1948, he studied stage and film direction at Silvio D’Amico Academy. Some of Camilleri famous work include the Inspector Montalbano book series. Camilleri later on joined RAI, an Italian based television network with which he worked on several television production such as the Inspector Maigret Inspector Montalbano. Currently, Camilleri lives in Rome, Italy where he works both as a television director and theater director. Up to date, more than 10 million copies of his novels have been sold worldwide and most of them are increasingly becoming popular in the United Kingdom.
Inspector Montalbano Books into Movies
In the year 1999, this book series was adopted into a television series, which goes with the same name. The television series is produced and broadcasted by RAI, an Italian based television network. The series features the protagonist Inspector Salvo Montalbano, while the stories are set within the imaginary town of Vigata, in Sicily. In the year, 2012, a prequel to the series was created.
Inspector Montalbano Awards
The book is yet to receive any nomination or award, however, the author has received several awards from some of his other works. In the year 1998, Camilleri was awarded the Nino Martaligio international book award. Later on in 2001, he was awarded the Grand Officer in Order of Merit and in 2008; he received the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing.
Best Inspector Montalbano Books
Shape of the Water: One of the best performing books in the Inspector Montalbano book series is the Shape of the Water. It is the first installment in this book series and until recently, it was translated into English. This book is not only filled with some pleasantly interesting characters but also it features a protagonist who has some very advanced layers. The protagonist is not only intelligent but also serious, exceedingly funny and self-deprecating. The story begins as garbage men discover the body of a local politician in his car with the pants around his ankles. Unlike what is done in the United States and other countries, the detective work in Sicily is exceedingly different.
However, Inspector Montalbano does most of his investigations under no supervision and most of the time does or follows what he feels like doing. The pace in this book is somewhat relaxed. Additionally, this book does not have the typical action adventure style that we are all accustomed to. Everything in this book is reveled in a matter of fact style and a story-telling manner. Additionally, there are plenty of questions to answer in the book, which in turn leaves the reader guessing about what s to happen next. As he goes about his day, Inspector Montalbano manages to fit in a love interest and also some exceedingly fantastic gourmet food. This book is an excellent read.
The Terra-Cotta Dog: Apart from Shape of Water, another installment that has truly performed well in this book series is the Terra-Cotta Dog. This installment begins as the most wanted boss in Italy invites the book’s protagonist to a meeting and also to stage Mafioso’s arrest and detainment. How exactly does one solve a crime which occurred in Sicily way back during the World War two. Inspector Montalbano is exceedingly obsessed with this case and begins to look for all the relevant clues. He begins with former family friends to finding the meaning of a terra-cotta dog, together with several other artifacts which were found along with the lovers. What follows next is an exceedingly clever tale and a trail of answers.
While the mystery unfolds, the storyline portrays the protagonists human nature character and also his enigmatic relationship with his girlfriend, bosses and co-worker. He is no only passionate but also self-righteous, quirky and egotistical. This in turn leads to some very bizarre personal behaviors. With that said, this installment is more than a single dimension murder mystery.
Other Book Series That You May Like
If you are a fan of the “Glenmore Park” book series, then you are undoubtedly going to like the Spiders Web by Mike Omer. Just like Inspector Montalbano, the Glenmore Park series is a police procedural book series. In the first book in this series, there is a killer who is prowling the streets. The killer first stalks young women and then eventually kills them randomly. This is truly an excellent read for all mystery lovers out there.
What Is The Next Book in The Inspector Montalbano Series?
The next book in the The Inspector Montalbano Series by Andrea Camilleri is The Overnight Kidnapper and will be released on February, 5th 2019.