Andrea Camilleri

A Companion to the Mystery Fiction


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About the Book

This is the first comprehensive reference work in English dedicated to the writing of world-famous Italian mystery writer Andrea Camilleri. It includes entries on plots, characters, dates, literary motifs, and themes from the bestselling author’s detective stories and television crime dramas, with special attention given to the serialized policeman Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Camilleri’s most famous character. It also equips the reader with background information on Camilleri’s life and career and provides a guide to the writings of reviewers and critics.

About the Author(s)

Lucia Rinaldi is a teaching fellow at University College London, Department of Italian. Her main research interests are 20th-century Italian literature and culture, in particular crime fiction. She has published articles on Italian crime writers and is coeditor of Assassinations and Murder in Modern Italy: Transformations in Society and Culture (2007).

Series Editor Elizabeth Foxwell, an Agatha Award winner, is managing editor of Clues: A Journal of Detection.

Bibliographic Details

Lucia Rinaldi

Series Editor Elizabeth Foxwell

Pages: 185
Bibliographic Info: 16 photos, chronology, annotated bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4670-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9148-3
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      1
Organization of the Companion      9
The Inspector Montalbano Novels and Short Stories in Chronological Order      11
The Inspector Montalbano Novels and Short Stories in Alphabetical Order      14
Camilleri’s Other Works in Chronological Order      17
Camilleri’s Other Works in Alphabetical Order      19
A Brief Biography      21
A Career Chronology      26
The Companion      31
Annotated Bibliography      153
Index      175

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “The McFarland Companion series…has been consistently excellent, both in its choice of subjects and its quality of scholarship and writing”—Mystery Scene
  • “This reference on the work of Italian mystery writer Andrea Camilleri focuses on his print mystery stories and TV crime dramas featuring the character Inspector Salvo Montalbano”—Reference & Research Book News