The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri’s internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri’s classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing

The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri’s internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri’s classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn’t have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man-shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down-commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigàta.

Read translator Stephen Sartarelli’s post on the Penguin Blog.
The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri’s internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri’s classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn’t have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man-shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down-commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigàta.

Read translator Stephen Sartarelli’s post on the Penguin Blog.

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Andrea Bowhill says:

The Ninth Inspector Montalbano Mystery – La Luna di Carta – The Paper Moon by Andrea Camilleri Inspector Montalbano wakes this time not by his inner alarm clock but from one he now sets each night to wake him prompt each morning. His usual slapstick routine of starting the day had fallen by the wayside, irrelevant random thoughts had been plaguing his mind, with a touch of forgetfulness, tiredness and that feeling of age had suddenly creep upon him.Within ten minutes of being at the station Montalbano is confronted by Signorina. Michela Pardo who cannot locate her brother…

Blue in Washington "Barry Ballow" says:

Moments well spent with an old friend Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano mystery series is one of life’s great pleasures. Wonderful, witty writing. Humanity and terrible inhumanity juxtaposed. Complex characters with meat on their bones and, sometimes, evil (or larceny, lust, hate or greed) in their hearts. “The Paper Moon” has all of these winning qualities plus a terrific, multi-layered and serpentine plot.In “The Paper Moon,” The indefatigable Inspector Salvo Montalbano faces a trio of formidable female…

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