Inspector Montalbano Novels
by Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano novels were published long before the Italian television series of the same name debuted in 1999.

Here is a list of Inspector Montalbano novels to date. The date of the English translation follows the English name; the original Italian publication date follows the Italian name:

1. The Shape of Water - 2002 (La Forma dell'Acqua - 1994)

2. The Terracotta Dog - 2002 (Il Cane di Terracotta - 1996)

3. The Snack Thief - 2003 (Il Ladro di Merendine - 1996)

4. The Voice of the Violin - 2003 (La Voce del Violino - 1997)

5. Montalbano's Croquettes (Gli Arancini di Montalbano - 1999)

6. Excursion to Tindari - 2005 (La Gita a Tindari - 2000)

7. The Scent of the Night - 2005 (L'Odore della Notte - 2001)

8. Rounding the Mark - 2006 (Il Giro di Boa - 2003)

9. The Patience of the Spider - 2007 (La Pazienza del Ragno - 2004)

10. The Paper Moon - 2008 (La Luna di Carta - 2005)

11. August Heat - 2009 (La Vampa d'Agosto - 2006)

12. The Sphinx's Wings - 2009 (Le Ali della Sfinge - 2006)

13. The Sand Path - 2010 (La Pista di Sabbia - 2007)

14. The Potter's Field - 2010 (Il Campo del Vasaio - 2008)

15. The Age of Doubt - 2010 (L'Età del Dubbio - 2008)


As far as we know, the following books have not yet been made into a television program:

16. Le Prime Indagini - 2009

17. La Danza del Gabbiano - 2009


The following television programs are not based on a novel but are original screenplays:

1. Equal Time (Tempo Pari)

2. Find the Lady (Trovare la Donna)

3. The Artist's Touch (Tocco d'Artista)

4. The Goldfinch And The Cat (Il Cardellino e il Gatto)

5. A Sense of Touch (Il Senso del Tatto)


To browse through Camilleri's novels, as well as other crime fiction set in Italy, please click on Inspector Montalbano Novels.