Nominated by:

Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, Italy

Publisher of nominated edition:

Penguin Group USA Inc.

The Potter’s Field

Andrea Camilleri      

Translated from the original Italian by Stephen Sartarelli

2013 Longlist

Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favourites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, 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.

(From Publisher)

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.

Librarian’s Comments

One of Salvo Montalbano’s (famous inspector) adventures deals with crime, betrayal and desire in sunny and dangerous Sicily where mafia and private passions are at work to make Montalbano’s life increasingly unbearable.

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