Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He lives in Rome. The Inspector Montalbano series has been translated into several languages and adapted for Italian television.
The seal of the best foreign crime writing is as much the stylish prose as the unfamiliar settings. When both ingredients are presented with the expertise shown by Andrea Camilleri, the result is immensely satisfying * Independent * One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers * Mirror * Sly and witty . . . Montalbano must pick his way though a labyrinth of corruption, false clues, vendettas - and delicious meals. The result is funny and intriguing with a fluent translation by New York poet Stephen Sartarelli * Observer * For sunny views, explosive characters and a snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri * New York Times * Wonderful Italian detective stories * Guardian * A magnificent series of novels * Sunday Times * For total relaxation, I've just discovered Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries * Andrew Marr * The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humour, and the sense of despair that fill the air of Sicily. To read him is to be taken to that glorious, tortured island * Donna Leon * Montalbano's colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today * Guardian *