Section - 1: Room Number Two Section - 2: Double Investigation Section - 3: Death at Sea Section - 4: The Stolen Message Section - 5: The Transaction Section - 6: Standard Procedure Section - 7: The Apricot Section - 8: The Honest Thief
A collection of eight ingenious short stories following Inspector Montalbano's investigations into Sicily's murky underworld, all served with Camilleri's razor-sharp wit, and Montalbano's trademark appetite.
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 thirty-two 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.
Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing
available today . . . Simply superb * Sunday Times *
One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers * Daily Mail *
Montalbano's colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today * Guardian *
The godfather of Italian crime fiction . . . Rattling and wry detective fiction . . . These are police procedurals in which procedures are seldom followed. * Observer *