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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the New York Times best-selling Inspector Montalbano mystery series come 21 short stories spanning the beloved detective's career.
Inspector Montalbano has charmed readers and listeners in 19 popular novels. In Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected 21 short stories, written with his trademark wit and humor, that follow Italy's famous detective through highlight cases of his career. From the title story, featuring a young Deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigàta, to "Montalbano Says No", in which the inspector makes a late-night call to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this volume is an essential addition to any fan's collection and a wonderful way to introduce listeners to the internationally best-selling series.
©1998, 1999, 2002, 2008 Mondadori Libri SpA, Milano. Translation © 2016 by Stephen Sartarelli (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Reba on 12-31-16

THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE LISTENED TO FIRST!!!

I listened to three books before I realized I should have started with this book. This books tells you who Salvo Montalbano is, where he lived when he first started as an inspector and how he got to Vigata. How he found his present house he lives in by the water, his house keeper/cook. How he met Livia his love, how he loves great cuisine. He seeks out the best food even in some of the smallest places. Montalbano savors his food. You have to listen to this book. Short, sweet and gives you great insight to the rest of the Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 02-11-18

A great read

Would you listen to Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories again? Why?

Yes Indeed!!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot is pleasantly winds around like a road w/lots of hairpin curves.

What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Unlike, the previous comments about Mr.Gardner's narration, I enjoyed it. I love the way Mr.Gardner interprets and sets up the scenes. I have no problem w/the accent....that is very minor....the important thing is does he conveys the story? He does!!!! He is a great narrator. have enjoyed all of the books that he had narrated.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the confession of Rosa

Any additional comments?

This is a great find for me, quite by accident too! I was looking for Guillermo Del Toro's Shape of Water, and came up with this book. What a great find!!!!

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