The Crime Writers' Association

Short Story 2014

Andrea Camilleri
Judge Surra by Andrea Camilleri in Judges
shortlisted
Maclehose Press

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A Judge moves to a small Sicilian town and becomes embroiled in a battle of wits with the local mafia who attempt to undermine him.

Judges comments

A delightful blend of the serious and the comic. The protagonist is a version of the holy fool, always one step ahead of the villains without (apparently) realising it.