Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories (Inspector Montalbano Series)

Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories (Inspector Montalbano Series)
From the author of the New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series, twenty-one short stories spanning the beloved detective’s career
Inspector Montalbano has charmed readers in nineteen popular novels, and now in Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected twenty-one short stories, written with his trademark wit and humor, that follow Italy’s famous detective through highlight cases of his career. From the title story, featuring a young deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigàta, to “Montalbano Says No,” in which the inspector makes a late-night call to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this collection is an essential addition to any Inspector Montalbano fan’s bookshelf and a wonderful way to introduce readers to the internationally bestselling series.

Details Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories (Inspector Montalbano Series)

Title Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories (Inspector Montalbano Series)
AuthorAndrea Camilleri
Release Date23rd Feb 2016
PublisherPenguin Books
Pages560 pages

7 reviews on “Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories (Inspector Montalbano Series)

  1. Charlotte A. Cavatica

    Another gem from Andrea Camilleri, not to be missed by fans of smooth reading yet suspenseful well-developed plots. The words just flow from the author’s pen directly to the reader’s eye. Fun to have these short stories to be finished when one hasn’t the time for a whole book….

  2. Stgo

    I bought my first Montalbano years ago in England and was thrilled when Amazon began selling them here in the US. This book has great backstories to all the previous books. For example, how he came to his posting in Vigata as well as finding his house to rent on the beach in Marinella….

  3. Customer

    I have read every one of the Montalbano books and I am rarely disappointed, although after a while one begins to see the plot twists and “surprise” endings far in advance. I like read Camilleri also because of his culinary interests, but he is no Leonardo Sciascia….

  4. Customer

    One of my favorite Italian mystery authors. Title novelette tells how Montalbano got his job in Vigata. 21 short stories entertain the reader and shed more light on the Inspector’s life and character. Recommended for fans of Italian police procedurals….

  5. Nancy V. Whitcomb

    I guess I fooled myself by expecting that this writer would be as good as other Italian writers I’ve read. Shame on me. This writer is good. She does descriptions, plot development, conversation and the like as well as most. But I don’t feel her heart is in it. That’s all I can say….

  6. Nancy Raven Smith

    Andrea Camilleri’s Montalbano delights again. More books please – I love the tales of this very human and very humane detective who manages to keep two mafia families at arms length while solving mysteries Land Sharks – A Swindle in Sumatra!…

  7. Arturo Kreznick

    If you have read Camilleri’s Montalbano novels, you should read this. Several of the stories were made into episodes of the Italian TV series. Two or three of the stories could be classified as novellas. I recommend reading the preface, too. If you haven’t read the novels, I recommend you do that before reading this collection….

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