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Death at Sea

Montalbano's Early Cases (An Inspector Montalbano Mystery)

by Andrea Camilleri

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Death at Sea by Andrea Camilleri
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2018
    288 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Set on the Sicilian coast, a collection of eight short stories featuring the young Inspector Montalbano.

In 1980s Vigàta, a restless Inspector Montalbano brings his brash yet clear-sighted investigative style to eight enthralling cases. Death at Sea finds the detective seeking to bring justice to crimes - from those involving jilted lovers and deadly family affairs to an encounter featuring the assassination attempt against the Pope to murders in unexpected places - always with the mafia not far behind. This collection is an essential addition to any Inspector Montalbano fan's bookshelf and an excellent way to introduce new readers to Andrea Camilleri's unforgettable slice of Sicily.

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"Starred Review. This is a must for Montalbano fans and anyone else who values superb plotting." - Publishers Weekly

"This is a fine introduction for newcomers to Camilleri's work and, for the dedicated, eight examples of why Inspector Montalbano is so beloved." - Kirkus

"...lovers of eccentric mysteries will be entertained by these fast-moving tales and by Montalbano's insider knowledge of how to get things done in Sicily." - Booklist

"You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven't read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen... transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano." - A.J. Finn, #1, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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Andrea Camilleri Author Biography

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Andrea Camilleri was one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. His books sold over 65 million copies worldwide. 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. In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he was also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. He died aged 93 in 2019.

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