The Potter's Field (Paperback)

By Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)

Penguin Books, 9780143120131, 277pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

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Description

A New York Times bestseller, Winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigata, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime.

A BEAM OF LIGHT is the newest novel in the Montalbano series and is now available from Penguin Books.


About the Author

Andrea Camilleri is an internationally bestselling author. He lives in Rome. Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet. He lives in France.


Praise For The Potter's Field

“…one of the best installments in the entire Inspector Montalbano series.”
--The New York Journal of Books

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