Death in Sicily: The First Three Novels in the Inspector Montalbano Series--The Shape of Water; The Terra-Cotta Dog; The Snack Thief

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Collected in one volume—the first three books in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series
 
American readers were first introduced to Sicily’s inimitable Inspector Salvo Montalbano more than ten years ago. Since then, the detective—and his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food—has won the affection of crime fiction aficionados and Italophiles alike. With Andrea Camilleri’s last two mysteries ...

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Overview

Collected in one volume—the first three books in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series
 
American readers were first introduced to Sicily’s inimitable Inspector Salvo Montalbano more than ten years ago. Since then, the detective—and his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food—has won the affection of crime fiction aficionados and Italophiles alike. With Andrea Camilleri’s last two mysteries appearing on the New York Times bestseller list, it’s clear that interest in the series is at an all time high. Now, Death in Sicily features the Inspector’s first three adventures in one handy volume, offering new readers just the enticement they need to get started.

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What People Are Saying

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“There’s a deliciously playful quality to the mysteries Andrea Camilleri writes about a lusty Sicilian police detective named Salvo Montalbano.”
— The New York Times Book Review

“The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fills the air of Sicily.”
— Donna Leon

“This series is distinguished by Camilleri’s remarkable feel for tragicomedy, expertly mixing light and dark in the course of producing novels that are both comforting and disturbing.”
— Booklist

“The books are full of sharp, precise characterizations and with subplots that make Montalbano endearingly human… Like the antipasti that Montalbano contentedly consumes, the stories are light and easily consumed, leaving one eager for the next course.”
— The New York Journal of Books

“Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Cosa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like Western Attitudes Towards Death as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch…as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women.”
— Los Angeles Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143123682
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Series: Inspector Montalbano Series
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 337,515
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrea Camilleri is also the author of eighteen Montalbano novels, fifteen of which have been translated into English, as well as historical novels set in nineteenth-century Sicily. He lives in Rome.

Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet. He lives in France.

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