Posted on 07/17/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s never too late to try your hand at writing.

Granted, Andrea Camilleri didn’t exactly start from scratch, but the books that would make him famous didn’t emerge until he was in his 60s.

Nor did anything — besides death — stop him once he’d started the Inspector Montalbano detective series.

Well, sort of.

Camilleri, who died early this morning at age ninety-three, has one more Montalbano book yet to be released.

He wrote the final installment in 2007, with the intention of releasing it whenever he grew tired of writing the books or when he was no longer able to write.

His New York Times obituary doesn’t contain an expected publication date or title, but it does contain a great deal of fascinating facts about the Italian author, as does the Guardian’s appreciation of his work.
 

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