Un mese con Montalbano / A month with Montalbano

First published in 1998, this fifth installment in the series gathers thirty cases that Inspector Montalbano must solve, each of them revealing a different aspect of this peculiar detective. This adventure encompasses a wide range of felonies. Premeditated, crimes of passion, financial, mob related, and political, committed by all kinds of individuals, young or old, men or women, ignorant or educated. Framed without a doubt in the tradition of great Sicilian narrative, Camilleri’s writing is also a tribute to Sicily, to its people, men and women of few words, tough, stubborn, and at the same time passionate, in love with the land. They are the people of Vigàta, and Camilleri portrays them like only a pure Sicilian could.