“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
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 bold investigative style to eight enthralling cases. From jilted lovers and deadly family affairs to assassination attempts and murders in unexpected places, Death at Sea is the perfect collection to escape into Andrea Camilleri's unforgettable slice of Sicily.
Set in 1980s Vig ta, Sicily, the eight stories in this delightful collection from CWA International Dagger Award winner Camilleri (The Pyramid of Mud), show a young Salvo Montalbano encountering tricky situations and crimes that can't always be solved by traditional police work. The cast is familiar, even though Camilleri has not yet rounded the interplay of his main characters into a mature form. Livia is already Salvo's lover; Insp. Mimi Augello and Detective Fazio are already his able assistants; and office aide Catarella is butchering the language as usual. Highlights include "Room Number 2," in which Salvo solves an arson case, and "Double Investigation," in which he has a seminal confrontation with Augello. Salvo's cleverness derails a complex drug operation in "Death at Sea." Pamela, an unlikely but sexually voracious barmaid, disappears in "The Stolen Message," and Salvo figures out the surprising reason why. This is a must for Montalbano fans and anyone else who values superb plotting.