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Andrea Camilleri

3.85 of 5 Votes: 3
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website
http://www.vigata.org
 
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Books by Andrea Camilleri
Il gioco degli specchi (2011)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: La explosión de un pequeño artefacto frente a un almacén vacío, en pleno centro de Vigàta, y la consiguiente investigación puesta en marcha por el comisario Montalbano y su equipo, precipitan una serie de acontecimientos que se suceden de forma caótica y vertiginosa: pistas contr...
The Age of Doubt (2008)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Sicilian Inspector Montalbano encounters a woman whose car is about to fall into a washout in the road created by a storm the previous night. She claims to be the niece of the owner of a luxury yacht scheduled to dock that afternoon in Vigàta. Not long after, the yacht does dock...
Un mese con Montalbano (1998)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Trenta storie brevi che si snodano, dipingenddo il paesaggio e l'atmosfera tipica della sicilia e dei suoi abitanti. Basta poco per innamorarsi del personaggioe delle situazioni, a volte, pittoresche in cui egli si muove e agisce. Trame godibili, a volte divertenti a volte crude ...
Una lama di luce (2012)
language
English
3.93 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: How to tell Livia that Montalbano does not love her anymore? How could he in the first place? Livia can only complain, argue, add acid to the sour life of a policeman. Livia is far away, and she is not a distant image of a past dream, but the bleak flavor of a failed family. Fanc...
The Track of Sand (2007)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Love it. These stories are not really like other detective stories: the crime and the solution aren't the main point, although Salvo does achieve a result (by unorthodox means) and sees off a number of threats (including a heart-stopping moment when it seems as if someone might b...
Maruzza Musumeci (2008)
language
English
3.77 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Una bellissima favola dal sapore antico, dove fantasia, mito e leggenda si mescolano. Camilleri è stato bravissimo in questa prova un po' insolita per lui: immergere il fantastico nella dimensione reale, seppur del secolo scorso, gli è riuscito veramente bene. E particolarmente i...
Il sorriso di Angelica (2010)
language
English
3.63 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I had not marked this one as "read" when in fact I did read the book at an earlier time. I did not mind re-reading this author who makes me smile. I did love the vulnerability with regard to a beautiful woman for all those who appreciate such a "weakness." All's well that ends so...
The Potter's Field (2008)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Andrea Camilleri never fails to captivate me with his lyrical observations of reality - whether it's about aging, or the perennial backdrop of the sea. This particular installment seems especially poignant. There is an air of vulnerability surrounding Montalbano, despite his tre...
The Dance of the Seagull (2009)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I love the TV series but this was the first of Camilleri's novels that I'd read. He's in his late 80s now so can be forgiven for some of the clunkiness of the plot, especially as the writing itself is vibrant and evocative. The only thing that really bugged me was the translation...
Un covo di vipere (2013)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Scritto nel 2008 e pubblicato solo nel 2013, quindi non tiene conto delle vicende importanti nella vita personale di Montalbano e Livia avvenute alla fine di Una lama di luce. Un'incongruenza editoriale, questa, da cui i fan della serie probabilmente finiscono con l'essere delusi...
Acqua in bocca (2010)
language
English
3.09 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Esperimento non molto riuscito, sebbene l'idea di partenza sia interessante. Quello che però fa' acqua è però la storia, troppo banale e poco realistica (i servizi segreti deviati bah!) per essere uscita dal genio dei due scrittori. Cmq tra i due chi esce fuori meglio è decisamen...
L'età del dubbio (2008)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Soy un fan de Camilleri y no solo de la saga de Montalbano. Para mi desgracia este libro lo vi como capítulo de la serie de televisión y me ha costado seguir sabiendo cómo tenía que acabar. La novela en si está bien, tiene sus momentos brillantes e hilarantes pero le faltan los r...
La edad de la duda (2008)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: An Inspector Montalbano novel. Montalbano is a police inspector in Sicily. In this one, he meets a strange young woman and drives her home when the road has been blocked by a mudslide. Later, she disappears, but it turns out her name, and everything she said about herself, is ess...
August Heat (2006)
language
English
3.96 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Another Camilleri down. This was an interesting one as our poor dear inspector faces a test of morals. There is also the occasional snide comment about Italy and its politics which I am beginning to recognise and enjoy. Oh, and a shout out to Sjowall and Walloo. I do like it when...
The Wings of the Sphinx (2006)
language
English
3.86 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Oh good old Inspector Montalbano. Just the man for a good old holiday read. Irascible, greedy, but highly intelliigent and with a great team of side-kicks: fellow-detective Mimi, consciencious gopher Fazio, Montalbano's adventures are real page-turners. This time we have the m...
Una voce di notte (2012)
language
English
3.85 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I'm under the impression that Camilleri started sounding like a broken record, and that's arguably the worst thing that can happen to a writer.Moreover, the novel was written 4 years ago, so it's out of sync with the latest ones about Montalbano (kind of annoying: I suppose this ...
La pista di sabbia (2007)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: By the twelfth book in this series, there's really not much new to say. Each slim volume is a perfect example of the translator's art, and each gives the reader a slice of Sicily in all its beauty, its ugliness, its humor, its despair, and-- last but not least-- its glorious food...
Track Of Sand (2007)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: #12 Inspector Salvo Montalbano - Police ProceduralAh, what a treat to return to Sicily and Montalbano, a rare honest & principled Italian police inspector. He often finds himself dealing with the disorganized Italian police and justice system.Montalbano finds a dead horse carcas...
La pista de arena (2007)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Montalbano's melancholic self reappears in this novel, number twelve in this most excellent and unique series of crime fiction, and oddly enough, it starts with a dream involving a very distorted Livia who turns into a sort of a horse. And even more oddly enough, when Montalbano ...
La prima indagine di Montalbano (2004)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Después de la decepción del último de Montalbano, leer estos relatos es como volver al inicio y entender porque me gusta tanto esta serie. Los tres son relatos sin sangre, como apunta el autor y en tres momentos de la vida del comisario. Me gusto sobre todo el 2do. ya que habla d...
Angelica's Smile (2010)
language
English
3.64 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I hadn't read any books by this author in the past, so when our local library offered this, I thought I would give it a try. Inspector Salvo Montalbano is absolutely wonderful and so very Italian. He loves a good meal at his favorite restaurant, Enzo's. He constantly fights the c...
La sonrisa de Angélica (2010)
language
English
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Montalbano is for once getting on well with Livia - but he jeopardises this once again by falling for a younger woman. There are elements here we have seen in earlier books, but this one works well - there is a series of clever burglaries, with the perpetrator taunting Montalbano...
Il campo del vasaio (2008)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Splendido. Uno dei migliori di Camilleri. Salvo è tornato in gran forma dopo i dubbi e le crisi esistenziali con i quali si era trovato a fare i conti negli ultimi romanzi. Qui ha finalmente fatto pace con se stesso e con l'età che avanza; non solo ha accettato le proprie debolez...
La danza de la gaviota (2009)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The Inspector Montalbano series has a couple of recurring ingredients, and this book is no exception.1. Inspector Montalbano is cranky, intuitive and disrespectful of authority.2. The moment his long-time, and long-distance love Livia arrives in Vigata, they start to quarrel.3. ...
The Dance of Seagull (2009)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Quite the punchiest of the Montalbano novels,with our hero investigating Fazio's disappearance,& unlocking a horrifying can of worms to go with the usual character sketches & comic moments with Catarella,Adina & the lovely Livia! Salvu finds solutions by skill & subterfuge,& in o...
Por la boca muere el pez (2010)
language
English
3.09 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Carino, niente di che. Non conosco il personaggio di Lucarelli, ma c'è poco Montalbano in questo racconto. La cosa più interessante è lo stile, un'indagine epistolare molto low-tech nonostante i cattivi siano di quelli con potenti mezzi. C'è un po' di simbolismo all'italiana (un ...
Die schwarze Seele des Sommers: Commissario Montalbanos zehnter Fall (2006)
language
English
3.96 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Una nueva aventura de Montalbano. Una, para variar, mejor llevada que las anteriores. Una en la que Camilleri, por momentos, reencuentra las características fundamentales del personaje, de entre las que la emotividad resulta la más importante, la que define al comisario, la que l...
Ardores de agosto (2006)
language
English
3.96 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Not perfect but a great read. Enjoyed the basic recipes thrown in here and there. Continue to appreciate the expanded characterizations of Fazio et al. Especially enjoyed author's apolgia for mystery novels as well as his poltical swipes at Berlosconi and current Italian politics...
Wings Of The Sphinx (2006)
language
English
3.86 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: While I didn't like this Montalbano mystery as much as the last, August Heat, it is still a solid entry to the series. There is quite a lot going on here, between details regarding Montalbano's now-rocky relationship with Livia, a side story about a faked-kidnapping, and the (as ...
Las alas de la esfinge (Salvo Montalbano, #15) (2006)
language
English
3.86 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Aargh, I read these in the wrong order. Th obsessive-compulsive in me is more than slightly disturbed by this.Anyway, I've now read 12 of thes, and geez, is he prolific. I can't quite believe how many books there are in the series. This one wasn't as enjoyable as some of the othe...
Les ailes du sphinx (2000)
language
English
3.86 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Always a good time when I read an Andrea Camilleri book. “Wings of the Sphinx” is fast paced, filled with the wit and humour of the previous books in the series. Montalbano continues to be rough and tough...good at solving crimes but not so good at managing his own personal life....
La piramide di fango (2014)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Is there anyone out there who knows Detective Chief Inspector Montalbano books? They are wonderful whodunnits by Andrea Camilleri and they are written in his original Sicilian dialect. Don't ask me how come I can understand it, because I still have to figure out that myself. LOL....
El guardabarrera (2010)
language
English
3.89 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Tributo a Simenon e al suo amore per la Sicilia, che rinnova anche nell'ultima favola fantastica, sulla scia della sirena Maruzza Musumeci, è Il casellante, nel quale ci spostiamo dall'attualità ad una Vigata descritta sul finire della Seconda Guerra Mondiale.Minica e Nino sono m...
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