- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Picador; Main Market Ed. edition (22 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1447228812
- ISBN-13: 978-1447228813
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (216 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Treasure Hunt (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) Paperback – 22 May 2014
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Praise for Andrea Camilleri and the Inspector Montalbano Series: "Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries might sell like hotcakes in Europe, but these world-weary crime stories were unknown here until the oversight was corrected (in Stephen Sartarelli's salty translation) by the welcome publication of "The Shape of Water"...This savagely funny police procedural...prove[s] that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Casa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like "Western Attitudes Toward Death" as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch of shrimp with lemon wedges and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women."--"Los Angeles"" Times"
"[Camilleri's mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling--and Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction...Montalbano is a delightful creation, an honest man on Sicily's mean streets."--"USA"" Today"
"Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator."--"The Washington Post Book World "
"Like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, Montalbano is the kind of guy who can't stay out of trouble...Still, deftly and lovingly translated by Stephen Sartarelli, Camilleri makes it abundantly clear that under the gruff, sardonic exterior our inspector has a heart of gold, and that any outburst, fumbles, or threats are made only in the name of pursuing truth."--"The Nation"
"Camilleri can do a character's whole backstory in half a paragraph."--"The New Yorker " --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Not sure if the translation to English always works but, if you`re looking for a straightforward read, this won`t disappoint.
Not as dark as the Scandinavian crime books it`s Sicilian in it`s style & pace, more understandable if you`ve been to Sicily.
Sit back & enjoy. Good holiday / traveling read.
I would recommend this book to anyone but with warning it is an acquired taste.
A good price and arrived quickly
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I was introduced by chance to Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano books when I saw a copy of The Terracotta Dog on the bookshelf of a friend and thought it looked interesting. Read morePublished 7 months ago by katied
Camilleri is a master of the detective novels genre. His lead character Salvo Montalbano has the sharp mind and tenacity of a great detective but unlike many great fictional... Read morePublished 9 months ago by KMcA
The crime novel genre has come a long way since Agatha Christie's whodunnit. Reading Camilleri I don't much care who the murderer was or how he or she did it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by abkq
I am a fan of inspector Montalbano's no nonsense policing methods. It is well written with a reasonable plot. Top marks.Published 9 months ago by William Thompson
I started reading the Montalbano series several years ago, but eventually I got a bit tired with them. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Salmoneater