|Luca Zingaretti, who plays Salvo Montalbano|
The first set of DVDs covers Camilleri's The Snack Thief, The Voice of the Violin and The Shape of Water, so they don't really follow the same order as the series of books, but who cares. They're so well done that it just doesn't matter. Salvo Montalbano transfers well from page to screen, as do the officers who work for him. The locations where these episodes were shot made me want to get on plane to Italy right away, to take a dip in the beautiful ocean and they also made me really hungry for pasta.
Naturally, I couldn't be satisfied with just three episodes, so I bought two more sets of DVDS to watch. Seriously -- this is one of the best film adaptations I've experienced and I highly recommend them.