Montalbano’s First Case, and Other Stories by Andrea Camilleri audiobook

Montalbano’s First Case, and Other Stories

By Andrea Camilleri
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9780143121626

The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries

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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series comes twenty-one short stories spanning the beloved detective’s career. Inspector Montalbano has charmed readers in nineteen popular novels. In Montalbano’s First Case, and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected twenty-one short stories, written with his trademark wit and humor, that follow Italy’s famous detective through highlight cases of his career. From the title story, featuring a young Deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigàta, to “Montalbano Says No,” in which the inspector makes a late-night call to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this collection is an essential addition to any fan’s bookshelf and a wonderful way to introduce listeners to the internationally bestselling series.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week for February 22, 2016

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series comes twenty-one short stories spanning the beloved detective’s career.

Inspector Montalbano has charmed readers in nineteen popular novels. In Montalbano’s First Case, and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected twenty-one short stories, written with his trademark wit and humor, that follow Italy’s famous detective through highlight cases of his career. From the title story, featuring a young Deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigàta, to “Montalbano Says No,” in which the inspector makes a late-night call to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this collection is an essential addition to any fan’s bookshelf and a wonderful way to introduce listeners to the internationally bestselling series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For this sparkling collection, bestseller Camilleri selected twenty-oneof his fifty-nine published stories featuring Chief Insp. Salvo Montalbano of Sicily’s Vigàta police…This is a treat for admirers of the Montalbano novels and a superb introduction for new readers.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Series fans will especially enjoy learning the origins of Montalbano and company.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Rogue Writer 9/13/2017
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Fun Police Procedurals

This collection of stories is my introduction to Chief Inspector Montalbano. The stories are fun and light, if not a little goofy. There are a lot of moments when I catch the author infusing himself into the character of Montalbano. These moments are predominately when he has Montalbano wax poetic about literature. This is a trap many cop procedural books fall into and that I always feel make the character less believable, and more of a projection of the author and his interests. Aside from this complaint, I found the stories a whole lot of fun. “Seven Mondays” is the story that most stuck with me. Without spoiling anything for the reader of this review, I felt compelled to check out the original Italian to see how they had to make a critical revision to the story to make it work for the English speaking listener. Narrator Grover Gardner gives this book all the love it deserves through his lively and distinct voicing of the characters.

Author

Author Bio: Andrea Camilleri

Author Bio: Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri (1925–2019) wrote the internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano mysteries as well as historical novels. His books have been made into television shows in Italy and translated into thirty-two languages. His thirteenth Montalbano novel, The Potter’s Field, won the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger Award and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 17.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English