The first three novels in the series
The first three novels in Andrea Camilleri's bestselling Inspector Montalbano series.
This three-book compilation features:
The Shape of Water: On a waste ground in Vigata, the Sicilian town’s dark underbelly flourishes: drug dealers and prostitutes plying their trade. But when the body of Silvio Luparello, one of the local movers and shakers, is discovered there, Inspector Montalbano must investigate; and despite pressure from his commissioner, a local judge and bishop – he is determined to unearth the truth . . .
The Terracotta Dog: When two lovers, dead for over fifty years, are discovered in a mountain cave watched over by a life-size terracotta dog, Inspector Montalbano’s investigation will take him on a journey through Sicily's past and into a family’s dark heart amid the horrors of World War II.
The Snack Thief: 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 suspects a link between the two incidents . . .
'Montalbano’s colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today’ Guardian