His popularity is certainly due to Inspector Montalbano, in whose novels we’ve seen, other than his investigations, also the presence of real Italian news events such as the G8 in Genoa, immigration, corruption in the public sector, firing of factory workers, and the ability to “read” humanity in all its forms.
Where Camilleri’s novels take place
The porch, overlooking the sea, of the house in Marinella
Punta Secca to Pozzallo
Ragusa in Sicily, Italy, where Inspector Montalbano is set.