culture Italian author Andrea Camilleri, probably known as the author of the books for Commissioner Montalbano, died.
The books in which commissioner Salvo Montalbano arranges works in the fictional town of Vigata in Sicily also became a popular television series that marks 20 years this year when the TV series entered its 13th season.
"I hate him and I love him, I owe him everything because he opened the door to other books," Camilleri said of his own creation in an interview with La Stampa.
Montalbard's first book, The Form of Water, was released in 1994, and since then the detective series has been translated into more than 30 languages.
Prior to writing, Camilleri worked as a theater and film director. He was 93 years old.