Andrea Camilleri is a Sicilian author of mystery novels. He has also worked as a director of stageplays and screenwriter. His series character is Inspector Montalbano. He is the winner of the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger Award in 2012 and the Nino Martoglio International Book Award in 1998. His works are increasing in popularity in the UK, Australia and North America.

Andrea Camilleri became a published author in 1978 with Il Corso Delle Cose (“The Way Things Go”). He would follow it up with Un Filo di Fumo (“A Thread of Smoke”), but neither of the novels gained any traction and were not translated into English. His first novel to be translated to English was The Shape of Water in 2002 (originally published in Italian in 1994). Below is a list of Andrea Camilleri’s books in order of when they were published in their English language editions:

Publication Order of Inspector Montalbano Books


The Shape of Water(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terra-Cotta Dog(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snack Thief(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voice of the Violin(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Excursion To Tindari(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smell of the Night(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rounding the Mark(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Patience of the Spider(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Paper Moon(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
August Heat(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wings of the Sphinx(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Track of Sand(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Potter's Field(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Age of Doubt(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dance of the Seagull(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure Hunt(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Montalbano's First Case(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angelica's Smile(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Game of Mirrors(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Inspector Montalbano Books

When reading this series in chronological order, read the novella Montalbano’s First Case first.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Hunting Season(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Smell of the Night is also known as The Scent of the Night.

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