The Paper Moon

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The Paper Moon

By Andrea Camilleri; Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143113003, 264pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

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

About the Author
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.

Praise For The Paper Moon

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

"Montalbano is a delightful creation."
-USA Today