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Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. His Montalbano series has been adapted for Italian television and translated into nine languages. He lives in Rome.

His Inspector Salvo Montalbano has garnered millions of fans worldwide with his sardonic, engaging take on Sicilian small-town life and his genius for deciphering the most enigmatic of crimes. Both farcical and endearing, Montalbano is a cross between Columbo and Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, with the added culinary idiosyncrasies of an Italian Maigret’ and if you like authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin you really should try some of his novels.

Photograph by Elvira Giogianni.

If you like Andrea Camilleri you might also like to read books by Anne Zouroudi, Boris Akunin and M C Beaton.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Andrea Camilleri

Angelica's Smile by Andrea Camilleri
Angelica's Smile
Andrea Camilleri
Many burglaries tax Montalbano in this, his seventeenth outing, but they all pale into insignificance when he meets Angelica, one of the victims, who reminds him of a schoolboy crush he had and puts him in quite a frenzy. Little...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2015
Hunting Season by Andrea Camilleri
Hunting Season
Andrea Camilleri
Camilleri turns away from his famed Detective Inspector Montalbano series and gives us a tongue-in-cheek historical romp in 1880 Sicily. Don Filippo wants a son, his eccentric noble friends all give him suggestions as to the best sexual ploys to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Treasure Hunt The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries - Book 16 by Andrea Camilleri
The Treasure Hunt The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries - Book 16
Andrea Camilleri
This is the sixteenth book in the wonderful Inspector Montalbano series and definitely one of his best. New readers or those who’ve seen the adaptation may be tempted to jump straight in but Camilleri weaves quite a lot of background...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2015
Hunting Season by Andrea Camilleri
Hunting Season
Andrea Camilleri
Camilleri turns away from his famed Detective Inspector Montalbano series and gives us a tongue-in-cheek historical romp in 1880 Sicily. Don Filippo wants a son, his eccentric noble friends all give him suggestions as to the best sexual ploys to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Dance Of The Seagull by Andrea Camilleri
The Dance Of The Seagull
Andrea Camilleri
Sarah Broadhurst's view... Surprisingly this is Inspector Montalbano’s fifteenth mystery! So lots to catch up on. He’s on BBC4 TV as well. There is a gentle humour that runs through these Sicilian detective stories and a great love of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Treasure Hunt The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries - Book 16 by Andrea Camilleri
The Treasure Hunt The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries - Book 16
Andrea Camilleri
This is the sixteenth book in the wonderful Inspector Montalbano series and definitely one of his best. New readers or those who’ve seen the adaptation may be tempted to jump straight in but Camilleri weaves quite a lot of background...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri
The Wings of the Sphinx
Andrea Camilleri
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2011. Already the eleventh volume available in English of the Inspector Montalbano Sicily-set series which is rapidly becoming an acquired taste for the Anglo-Saxon reader (and might even prove more popular should the TV...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/06/2011
The Track of Sand by Andrea Camilleri
The Track of Sand
Andrea Camilleri
Inspector Montalbano rises one morning to find the carcass of a horse on the beach in front of his seaside home. But no sooner do his men arrive than the body has mysteriously vanished, leaving behind only a trail in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/06/2011
The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri
The Wings of the Sphinx
Andrea Camilleri
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2011. June 2010 Book of the Month. Montalbano is back in this latest instalment. As enjoyable as ever and with the detective, now aged...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/06/2010
August Heat by Andrea Camilleri
August Heat
Andrea Camilleri
Book number ten in this stylish detective series see’s Montalbano trying to have a relaxing holiday in the Sicilian hills with his girlfriend, but soon dead bodies are turning up and Montalbano is up to his neck in grisly goings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2010
The Paper Moon by Andrea Camilleri
The Paper Moon
Andrea Camilleri
January 2009 Book of the Month. This is a series that grows on you the longer it continues. The warm, laid-back Sicilian setting with the locals’ love for food and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2009
Rounding the Mark by Andrea Camilleri
Rounding the Mark
Andrea Camilleri
Montalbano is on the verge of retiring but that isn’t going to happen just yet. Having floated in to a dead body while swimming he can hardly walk away from doing what he does best. This is a slightly darker...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2008
The Patience of the Spider by Andrea Camilleri
The Patience of the Spider
Andrea Camilleri
Andre Camilleri’s series about Inspector Montalbano has been adapted for television in Italy, how brilliant it would be if they could do that for British TV, allowing us to see the beautiful Sicilian scenery for ourselves, the gorgeous food that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/01/2008
The Scent of the Night by Andrea Camilleri
The Scent of the Night
Andrea Camilleri
The sixth book in the series has our lead character up to his ears in murder, intrigue, deceit, long lunches, all the usual stuff we have come to expect. The development of Montalbano’s character means you really should read these...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2007
Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri
Excursion to Tindari
Andrea Camilleri
It is such a joy that the sharp wit of these novels translates so well. Montalbano is a fascinating character who the reader can empathise with and admire while recognising his shortcomings. In this novel he finds himself dealing with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/01/2006
The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri
The Voice of the Violin
Andrea Camilleri
Crime fighting interspersed with eating great food and coping with relationships. While investigating the death of a woman found suffocated in her bedroom Montalbano is also struggling with issues in his personal life. Witty and intriguing story telling. Inspector...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2006
The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri
The Snack Thief
Andrea Camilleri
More mysteries for Inspector Montalbano to investigate and in this third book we see slightly more of the personal side of our protagonist as his relationship with Livia develops. Still lots of food mentions to savour and if they make...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/08/2005
The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri
The Terracotta Dog
Andrea Camilleri
Another witty and charming novel from Camilleri. There are several mysteries in this novel all seemingly linked and allowing the author to cover all sorts of subject matter entrenched in the history of Sicily, as well as his mention of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2004
The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri
The Shape of Water
Andrea Camilleri
This is the first in Andrea Camilleri’s series featuring Inspector Salvo Montalbano. The usual trend for fast paced, edgy, gruesome crime novels, is not quite Camilleri’s style, he brings a slower pace to his stories, soaking up the sights and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2004

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