his news makes me wish I could read Italian better: Carlo Lucarelli
(left) and Andrea Camilleri
(right) have teamed up on a novel, Acqua in Bocca
, that pairs Camilleri's Salvo Montalbano and Lucarelli's Grazia Negro.Here's a clip of the two authors
talking about their "romanzo a quattro mani" — their novel for four hands. The video is worth a look even if you don't understand Italian. But what is Camilleri doing puffing away on that cigarette? Doesn't he know smoking will shorten his life?
always liked comic-book superhero team-ups when I was a kid, but such pairings are rarer in crime fiction. Stuart Palmer
and Craig Rice
teamed their protagonists in the entertaining collection People vs. Withers and Malone
in 1963, and Donald Westlake
and Joe Gores
shared chapters, in which both authors' cast of characters appear together in action included in novels by both writers.
What crime-fiction crossovers have you enjoyed? If you can't think of one, create your own. Which crime characters from different authors could work well together?
© Peter Rozovsky 2010
Labels: Acqua in Bocca, Andrea Camilleri, Carlo Lucarelli, Italy, Salvo Montalbano, Sicily