The Paper Moon

Paperback | April 1, 2008

byAndrea CamilleriTranslated byStephen Sartarelli

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The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri's internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn't have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man-shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down-commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigàta.

Read translator Stephen Sartarelli's post on the Penguin Blog.

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The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri's internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by...

Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano mystery series, bestsellers in Italy and Germany, has been adapted for Italian television and translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish. He lives in Rome.Stephen Sartarelli lives in upstate New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.78 × 5.13 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143113003

ISBN - 13:9780143113003

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inspector Montalbano #9 The is the 9th book in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series. I continue to love this main character. Montalbano is abrupt, moody, sarcastic, and self-indulgent while at the same time he maintains his high sense of morals in his own complex scheme of right from wrong. In "The Paper Moon" Montalbano works his way through the clues to find out who murdered Pardo, a seemingly innocent pharmaceutical rep. Once again Camilleri's writing is crisp and the dialogue is believable and often humorous, bringing to life the characters in the book...both returning characters and new.
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Editorial Reviews

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

"Montalbano is a delightful creation."
-USA Today