Andrea Camilleri is widely considered to be one of the greatest living Italian writers. His bestselling Montalbano crime series is published in the UK by Picador. Born in Sicily, Camilleri died in 2019, at the age of 93.
No one writes like Camilleri, his dry wit and irreverent eye are a sign of genius. To successfully write a novel that is farcical and bawdy but deals seriously with history and says something about modern world is remarkable
— NB Magazine, Apr 29 2019
The sage of Sicily returns with eight newly translated Inspector Montalbano stories – and a gripping true-crime tale from the 20s
— The Observer, Aug 26 2018
The Sacco Gang by Andrea Camilleri (Europa £9.99) could only be Sicilian. Set in the west of the island in the early decades of the last century, this historical novel from the author the Inspector Montalbano series, translated by Stephen Sartarelli, tells the true story of...
— Th Sunday Times, Jul 28 2018
Camilleri, best known for his popular Inspector Montalbano mysteries, offers a vivid historical novel based on the true story of the five Sacco brothers who fought the violence of the Mafia, the treachery of the fascists, and the corruption of the police and courts in 1920s Sicily.
— Publishers Weekly, May 22 2018
At the completely opposite end of the spectrum, Andrea Camilleri (of Inspector Montalbano fame) has written a battle of the sexes set in 17th century Sicily. After her beloved husband dies, Donna Eleonora di Mora assumes his place as Viceroy of Charles III. The men of his council,...
— Bookriot, Jul 11 2017
If someone were to tell me there was a new novel in translation from a much-lauded Italian author, I’d probably be as game for it as the next nerdy lit-phile with a shelf of splendid but still unread books towering precariously on a nearby nightstand. But, if that same someone...
— Words Without Borders, Jun 7 2017
This novel is a delight to read, Camilleri has a style, wit and elegance that transcends genre. The Revolution of the Moon is rich in humour and pathos but equally intellectually rewarding and thought provoking. A beautifully imagined recreation of seventeenth century Sicily...
— Nudge Book, Jun 5 2017
The Sacco Gang is by Andrea Camilleri. Raffadali, province of Agrigento, 1920s. The Sacco brothers are free men with strong ideas about socialism and the State. Their lives change radically one morning when their father, Luigi Sacco, receives an anonymous letter from the local...
— Shots Magazine, Apr 25 2017
A deftly plotted and engaging read.
— Annecdotal: Anne Goodwin's blog, Apr 20 2017
[Camilleri’s] sly, wry approach to matters of morality, politics, crime and sexual dynamics seasons a stew of facts and fiction to perfection
— Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, Apr 20 2017
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— Eric Anderson - Youtube, Apr 17 2017
Bestselling and award-winning Italian author Camilleri (the Inspector Montalbano series) offers a marvelous historical drama based on a true but little-known episode of 17th-century Sicilian history. In 1677, Sicily is ruled by Spain. When the Viceroy, the King’s representative,...
— Publishers Weekly, Apr 10 2017
My family is obsessed with Camilleri’s detective novels. Here he resurrects a character from history: Donna Eleonora di Moura, the short-lived female viceroy of Sicily in the 17th century, “a woman whose courage and political vision is tested at every step by misogyny and...
— Flavorwire, Apr 5 2017
In a tragicomic parable of justice based on a true episode, the corrupt 17th-century power brokers of Sicily meet their match in a canny, revenge-driven female viceroy.Setting aside his popular Inspector Montalbano crime series, Camilleri (A Voice in the Night, 2016, etc.) offers...