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The Potter's Field : Inspector Montalbano Mystery - Andrea Camilleri

The Potter's Field

Inspector Montalbano Mystery

By: Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (Transcribed by)

Paperback Published: 27th September 2011
ISBN: 9780143120131
Number Of Pages: 277
For Ages: 18+ years old

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A "New York Times "bestseller, Winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigata, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime.

About the Author

Andrea Camilleri is an internationally bestselling author. He lives in Rome.
Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet. He lives in France.

Industry Reviews

Praise for Andrea Camilleri and the Montalbano Series "The idiosyncratic Montalbano is totally endearing."--The New York Times

"Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator."--The Washington Post Book World

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

"[Camilleri's mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling--and Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction...Montalbano is a delightful creation, an honest man on Siciliy's mean streets."--USA Today

"Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator."--The Washington Post Book World

"Like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, Montalbano is the kind of guy who can't stay out of trouble...Still, deftly and lovingly translated by Stephen Sartarelli, Camilleri makes it abundantly clear that under the gruff, sardonic exterior our inspector has a heart of gold, and that any outburst, fumbles, or threats are made only in the name of pursuing truth."--The Nation

"Camilleri can do a character's whole backstory in half a paragraph."--The New Yorker

"Subtle, sardonic, and molto simpatico: Montalbano is the Latin re-creation of Philip Marlowe, working in a place that manages to be both more and less civilized than chandler' Los Angeles."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"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

ISBN: 9780143120131
ISBN-10: 0143120131
Series: Inspector Montalbano Mystery
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 27th September 2011
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25

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