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{Read E-pub} ë Montalbano's First Case ´ Prequel to the international bestselling Inspector Montalbano series Montalbano is thirty five years old and still a bit na ve and there are plenty of criminals ready to take advantage of his inexperience Montalbano s First Case details our hero s early years as a deputy inspector While the story involves no bloody crimes, devoted readers are sure to find the scenes and sensations not to mention the dose of spine chilling suspense that they have come to expect from Andrea Camilleri I left this copy in the exchange library at the Crane, so can t refer to it for a review, but certainly loved the short stories The one when Montalbano stepped away to call the author was perfect I didn t think I could go on with that story either Somewhere along the line, I wondered whether there were too many women being victimized, but if I went back and counted, I suspect it would be balanced or close. I had previously read only the title story in a one story volume About 125 pages So you can imagine that the remaining pages and other 20 stories comprises a large element of thiscomplete book.The other great aspect is that we have an introduction from the author himself about his writing and how he captures his detective and what he writes.The work of the translater, Stephen Sartarelli, also deserves special mention s he brings a real humanityto the work and where Italian doesn t quite I had previously read only the title story in a one story volume About 125 pages So you can imagine that the remaining pages and other 20 stories comprises a large element of thiscomplete book.The other great aspect is that we have an introduction from the author himself about his writing and how he captures his detective and what he writes.The work of the translater, Stephen Sartarelli, also deserves special mention s he brings a real humanityto the work and where Italian doesn t quite have an English equivalent there is a glossary at the back of the book.The interesting thing is if like me you are a fan of all things Montalbano you will have come across some of these stories in the TV production The Artist s Touch Montalbano s Croquettes and The Goldfinch The Cat Plus other tales seem to have been woven into Young Montalbano s TV series.Although police procedurals they centre on Inspector Montalbano his frailties, lack of sleep, love of fine cuisine and literature However, above all the stories are about his relationships with all he meets from his Lover to the people he questions and underpined by those whom he works with.Humour abounds and there are running jokes in his work A loathing for paperwork, Caterella s incompetence from mispronouncement of people s names to banging the Chief s door and the frustration Montalbano has for his seniors.This is an excellent collection to revise your joy and love of Camilleri s writing or to become hooked upon these stories for the first time There are so many books to discover and explore a new reader will be in fiction heaven.For me 20 now beckons who ever said reading wasn t any fun This book is long within all the stories it holds, but I just flew through it Having watched the entire TV film series actually there are 2 of them one is called the Young Montalbano and is nearly prequel to all of these I could read quite quickly In about 75% of the cases I knew the outcome because of the film versions But reading some of these gave me conduit to passage for the under characters and all kinds of locale eyes and info that deepened the tales They did for me It also gav This book is long within all the stories it holds, but I just flew through it Having watched the entire TV film series actually there are 2 of them one is called the Young Montalbano and is nearly prequel to all of these I could read quite quickly In about 75% of the cases I knew the outcome because of the film versions But reading some of these gave me conduit to passage for the under characters and all kinds of locale eyes and info that deepened the tales They did for me It also gave me some excellent and farminutia of placements sensibilities for about the two Mafia families and their murder count rivalry scored like a soccer game overview Muchthan the film versions do These are the most Southern Italian fare in their nuance and thought process to physical movement pieces that I have ever found to read Outside of just a few others like Christ Stopped at Eboli you do not get the eye or hand messages wordless and many paragraphs deep if that was put into words from most Italian fiction presently at all There is some of the levels of effusions sense of emotive as in Ferrante, but it is not mired within the sources of dire or accepting of continual failures and the most simple base material frugal standards that is core Sicilian Not the silence of the unsaid and understood like in the Sicilian.These factors all exist in this set by Camilleri And also Montalbano s independence and solitary nature fit perfectly into Vigata Meri becomes replaced by Livia No explanations Well Livia does stick And the perfect meal from the sea by the ultimate cook eaten alone is just like an altar Of course.Some of my favorites here arecase centered than Fazio, Mimi, or Montalbano featured supreme They let the under characters and main principles in the play outs just shine And without explanations of an English who dun it type exercise with 1000 words per motive or emotion you get it without the words at all Possibly just the act As in the story of the long married couple who practiced grieving Or the girl become woman become matron who cannot ever live down her reputation and so solves the gift I have never given to any man ultimate response to her spouse A truly Sicilian solving too Or the one I remember most from the films the story of the hob nailed boots all 50 pairs of them left in perfect leather forms and highest end soles and metal by the GI s who ditched, abandoned, had stolen, or just forgot about all that good stuff left behind in 1944 45 Why are there only 40 pairs left all these years later Oh I wish I could have some of those Rice Balls This prequel to the wonderful Inspector Montalbano mystery series by Andrea Camilleri will be read eagerly by all his fans, and is a great starting point for those who have yet to read any of the books In it, we see a young Montalbano when he first arrives in Vigata We get to see him choosing his home We get to see him finding all the best restaurants in which to eat and learning to work with the rest of the staff in the police station and a journalist at the local television station We watc This prequel to the wonderful Inspector Montalbano mystery series by Andrea Camilleri will be read eagerly by all his fans, and is a great starting point for those who have yet to read any of the books In it, we see a young Montalbano when he first arrives in Vigata We get to see him choosing his home We get to see him finding all the best restaurants in which to eat and learning to work with the rest of the staff in the police station and a journalist at the local television station We watch him take his first tentative steps as an inspector with lawyers, Mafia families, and witnesses who don t want to talk or who want to talk too much All the pieces are there, except for two Montalbano has yet to meet Livia and we get no chance to meet the delightful Catarella personally in person As a story, I rate it highly I loved seeing Montalbano in the early stages of his career, yet there was something that bothered me, and I didn t pinpoint what it was until I d finished reading the first chapter The book just didn t sound right, and that is because it has not been translated by Stephen Sartarelli After eleven books, Sartarelli s translation has become Camilleri s voice to me, and the difference is quite noticeable Of course, it won t be obvious to anyone who has not read any of the other books in the series, and I will hasten to say that Gianluca Rizzo and Dominic Siracusa have done an excellent translation of Montalbano s First Case It s just different and took me a while to become accustomed to it.At roughly 100 pages in length, it s also disappointingly slim, even for a concise stylist like Camilleri I do value it, however, for its brief look into the earliest case of Montalbano s marvelous career, and I do recommend it to anyone who has yet to sample one of the best mystery series going