Order of Inspector Montalbano Books
Inspector Montalbano is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by Italian author Andrea Camilleri. Montalbano is a Sicilian detective who works for the fictional town of Vigata. Camilleri has referred to Montalbano as a “serial killer of characters,” in reference to how much attention the character requires from the author. The series was adapted into a television series starring Luca Zingaretti.
The Inspector Montalbano series began in Italian in 1994, which was translated into the 2002 novel The Shape of Water. The series is currently ongoing (the series is approximately four novels ahead in Italian). Below is a list of Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano books in order of when they were published in English:
Publication Order of Inspector Montalbano Books
Chronological Order of Inspector Montalbano Books
When reading this series in chronological order, read the novella Montalbano’s First Case first.
Notes: The years listed are when the Inspector Montalbano novels were released in English form. The Smell of the Night is also known as The Scent of the Night. The series is translated by Stephen Sartarelli.