Read like an Italian: Inspector Montalbano mystery novels

Last week, we posted about one of our favorite Italian movies.

So this week we thought we’d post about one of our favorite Italian novels, the Inspector Montalbano series by Sicilian novelist Andrea Camilleri.

Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano lives in Argigento, Sicily, where he solves crimes with Sherlock Holmes-like acumen.

But the thing we like the best about the novels is the descriptions of life in Sicily.

The best news is that many of the books in the series have been translated into English and are available from publisher Penguin.

Here’s the link to the Penguin page devoted to the series.

And here’s the link to English translations of Camilleri’s works available via Amazon.

As we say in Italian, buona lettura (happy reading)!

Image via Crime Scraps.

One response

  1. Brenda Rouse

    I just finished reading “That Summer In Sicily” by Marlena De Blasi and loved it. I will add this to my list! Thanks!

    July 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

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