'Camilleri writes with such vigour and wit that he deserves a place alongside Michael Dibdin and Donna Leon' Sunday Times
Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. The Montalbano mysteries have been best-sellers all over Europe. He lives in Rome. Stephen Sartarelli is a poet and translator. He lives in France.
The novels of Andrea Camilleri breath 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 *
Both farcical and endearing, Montalbano is a cross between Columbo and Chandler's Philip Marlowe, with the added culinary idiosyncrasies of an Italian Maigret. * Guardian *