The Potter’s Field
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The Potter’s Field

Translated from the original Italian by Stephen Sartarelli
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

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.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Andrea
Camilleri

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.

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.

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Stephen
Sartarelli

Sartarelli graduated from Antioch College and New York University. Specializing in translations from French and Italian into English, among other things he has translated the popular Inspector Montalbano series of detective novels written by the Italian writer Andrea Camilleri.

Sartarelli lives in France with his wife.

Sartarelli graduated from Antioch College and New York University. Specializing in translations from French and Italian into English, among other things he has translated the popular Inspector Montalbano series of detective novels written by the Italian writer Andrea Camilleri.

Sartarelli lives in France with his wife.

NOMINATING LIBRARY 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
27/09/2011
Country
Italy
Original Language
Italian
Publisher
Penguin Group USA Inc.
Translator
Stephen Sartarelli
Translation
Translated from the original Italian by Stephen Sartarelli

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