The Paper Moon

by Andrea Camilleri

Part of the Inspector Montalbano mysteries Series

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Paper Moon

 

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 wine add to the joy of the mystery. Inspector Salvo’s mix of humour, cynicism and compassion are nice traits in a central character. Indulge, relax and enjoy.


Comparison: Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Leon, Georges Simenon.

 

Inspector Montalbano series:
1. The Shape of Water
2. The Terra-Cotta Dog
3. The Snack Thief
4. The Voice of the Violin
5. Excursion to Tindari
6. The Scent of the Night
7. Rounding the Mark
8. The Patience of the Spider
9. The Paper Moon
10. August Heat
11. The Wings of the Sphinx

Sarah Broadhurst

The Paper Moon Synopsis

Paper Moon is the thrilling ninth instalment in the Inspector Montalbano series, by Italian author Andrea Camilleri. As he gets older, Inspector Montalbano is plagued by existential questions. But he doesn't have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man - shot in the face at point-blank range with his pants down -commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, dirty cocaine, dead politicians, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigata. Paper Moon is followed by the tenth book in the Inspector Montalbano series, August Heat.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781529043846
Publication date: 15th April 2021
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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About Andrea Camilleri

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 ...

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