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    • Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories

    • The Inspector Montalbano, Book 0.5
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    In Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected 21 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 volume is an essential addition to any fan's collection and a wonderful way to introduce listeners to the internationally best-selling series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE LISTENED TO FIRST!!!

    • By Reba on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Pyramid of Mud

    • The Inspector Montalbano, Book 22
    • By: Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli - translator
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    On a gloomy morning in Vigàta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugiù Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site, a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner

    • By Reba on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Sacco Gang

    • By: Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli - translator
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A "wild west" tale of two brothers who battle both the state and a mafia empire in 1920s Italy, from famed Italian author Andrea Camilleri. Raffadali, province of Agrigento, 1920s. The Sacco brothers are free men with strong ideas about socialism and the state. Their lives change radically one morning when their father, Luigi Sacco, receives an anonymous letter from the local Mafia demanding protection money and is the victim of a robbery attempt. Luigi tells the police of the extortion letters he received, but the police don't know what to do.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Treasure Hunt

    • The Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Interest in Andrea Camilleri's taciturn but epicurean inspector is at an all-time high. And with three of the last five novels in the series, including the award-winning The Potter's Field, hitting the New York Times bestseller list, this latest installment is certain to up the ante and win over a multitude of new fans. In Treasure Hunt, Inspector Montalbano is hailed as a hero after news cameras film him scaling abuilding, gun in hand, to capture a pair of unlikely snipers. Shortly thereafter the inspector begins to receive cryptic messages in verse from someone challenging him to a treasure hunt. Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles - until they take a dangerous turn.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Series with a Great Reader

    • By Michael W. on 11-20-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Voice of the Violin

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri, Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Inspector Montalbano yet

    • By Teatime2 on 09-12-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Paper Moon

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Italian gumshoe

    • By Joan on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Excursion to Tindari

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building early one morning, and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari - two seemingly unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve amid the daily complications of life at Vigàta police headquarters. But when Montalbano discovers that the couple and the murdered young man lived in the same building, his investigation stumbles onto Sicily's brutal "New Mafia".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievably good,!

    • By Jonathan on 03-19-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Shape of Water

    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    Early one morning, Silvio Lupanello, a big shot in the village of Vigata, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a rough part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigata's most respected detective, who has his doubts about the way Silvio died.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good beginning

    • By Lehua of Pacifica on 02-20-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Snack Thief

    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, only Inspector Montalbano, with his keen insight into human nature, suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and occasional prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's midmorning snacks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Snack Thief??

    • By Sherri on 05-05-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Track of Sand

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (translator)
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men come to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Then his home is ransacked, and the inspector is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of horseracing and the Mafia’s connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like watching an hourglass! Occasionally amusing.

    • By MidwestGeek on 03-17-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Smell of the Night

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    A "financial wizard" entrusted with the savings of nearly half the retirees of Vigata mysteriously disappears with the money and a young man who worked for him. In a rather atypical case for Montalbano, the inspector finds himself initially shut out of the investigation by the ever hostile commissioner Bonetti-Alderighi, and forced to work from the shadows.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable!

    • By Kathleen on 11-23-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Patience of the Spider

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Set once again in Sicily, The Patience of the Spider pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from the gunshot wound he suffered in Rounding the Mark, he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he’s ever hunted.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable but not up to usual standards.

    • By MidwestGeek on 09-01-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Angelica's Smile

    • Inspector Montalbano, Book 17
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    A rash of burglaries has Inspector Salvo Montalbano stumped. The criminals are so brazen that their leader, the anonymous Mr. Z, startssending the Sicilian inspector menacing letters. Among those burgled is the young and beautiful Angelica Cosulich, who reminds the inspector of the love-interest in Ludovico Ariosto's chivalric romance, Orlando Furioso. Besotted by Angelica's charms, Montalbano imagines himself back in the medieval world of jousts and battles.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Game of Mirrors

    • Commissario Montalbano, Book 18
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses - one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer. Meanwhile the alluring Liliana Lombardo is trying to seduce the inspector over red wine and arancini. Between pesky reporters, amorous trysts, and cocaine kingpins, Montalbano feels as if he's being manipulated on all fronts.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Terra-Cotta Dog

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious tête à tête with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and some dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in a mountain cave. There the inspector finds two young lovers, dead for 50 years and still embracing, watched over by a life-sized terra-cotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him on a journey through Sicily's past and into a family's dark heart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It just gets better

    • By Lehua of Pacifica on 02-27-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • I racconti di Nené

    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Pino Calabrese
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Con le sue storie Andrea Camilleri riesce sempre a creare una magia narrativa. Si sentono gli odori e si percepiscono gli sguardi. Con poche pennellate evoca i personaggi in un modo talmente vivo da renderli realmente presenti. Con pochi tratti ce li fa conoscere nella loro intimità e con le loro piccole debolezze così umane. Ma sempre con uno sguardo insieme ironico e affettuoso. Ed è per questo che finiamo per amarli: ci sembra di conoscerli, di aver fatto con loro un tratto di strada.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Un piacevole incontro

    • By Ornella Gebhardt on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Brewer of Preston

    • A Novel
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    1870s, Sicily. Much to the displeasure of Vigàta's stubborn populace, the town has just been unified under the Kingdom of Italy. They're now in the hands of a new government they don't understand and definitely don't like. Eugenio Bortuzzi has been named prefect for Vigàta, a regional representative from the Italian government to oversee the town. But the rowdy and unruly Sicilians don't care much for this rather pompous mainlander nor the mediocre opera he's hell-bent on producing in their new municipal theater.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully amusing

    • By nina on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Rounding the Mark

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    While swimming along the Sicilian shore, Inspector Montalbano discovers a corpse. His pursuit of the cause of death intersects with the inquiry into a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a young boy who may have been victimized by human traffickers. The buying and selling of immigrant children, for slave labor, sex, and as a source of illegal organ transplants, is part of the evil underside of the opening of Europe's borders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Curse the Saints

    • By MovieLover on 10-15-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • A Nest of Vipers

    • By: Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli - translator
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Inspector Montalbano enjoys simple pleasures - delicious food, walks along the water, the occasional smoke - yet these are just the backdrop to his duties as a detective. His latest case is the killing of the wealthy Cosimo Barletta. Thought to be a widower living out a quiet life by the sea, Cosimo's sudden death by gunshot to the neck opens up his past to scrutiny. What Montalbano uncovers is Cosimo's trove of salacious photographs, used to extort young women, and a history full of greed and corruption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed people

    • By Jan on 08-20-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • August Heat

    • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
    • By: Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (translator)
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigàta and endure the August heat. Montalbano’s long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend - husband and young son in tow - to keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the family’s beach rental, Montalbano uncovers something terribly sinister.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • There's No Fool Like An Old Fool!

    • By MidwestGeek on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $17.47

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