The Smell of the Night (Inspector Montalbano Series #6) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The number of Inspector Montalbano fans will continue to grow with this ingenious new novel featuring the earthy and urbane Sicilian detective. Half the retirees in Vigáta have invested their savings with a financial wizard who has disappeared, along with their money. As Montalbano investigates this labyrinthine financial scam, he finds himself at a serious disadvantage: a hostile superior has shut him out of the case, he’s on the outs with his lover Livia, and his cherished Sicily is turning so ruthless and ...
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The Smell of the Night (Inspector Montalbano Series #6)

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Overview

The number of Inspector Montalbano fans will continue to grow with this ingenious new novel featuring the earthy and urbane Sicilian detective. Half the retirees in Vigáta have invested their savings with a financial wizard who has disappeared, along with their money. As Montalbano investigates this labyrinthine financial scam, he finds himself at a serious disadvantage: a hostile superior has shut him out of the case, he’s on the outs with his lover Livia, and his cherished Sicily is turning so ruthless and vulgar that Montalbano wonders if any part of it is worth saving. Drenched with atmosphere, crackling with wit, The Smell of the Night is Camilleri at his most addictive.



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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
An intricate plot and a large cast of memorable characters help lift the sixth Inspector Montalbano mystery from Camilleri (The Snack Thief, etc.). When a ragioniere (financier) disappears with millions of lire after defrauding many investors in a pyramid scheme, the middle-aged Sicilian detective uses both official and unofficial channels, as the mood takes him, to form, test and eventually prove his own theories. The fun is in the process, as Montalbano flouts the law on occasion, tweaks his superiors, badgers his associates and wheedles information from various sources. The endearing inspector is, by his own admission, both glutton and gourmand, and the meals prepared for him both at home and in restaurants are large, frequent and lavish. Sly humor, an eye for beauty, a disdain for clich s and fools plus a first-rate intelligence make him formidable both as a detective and as a companion. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101007310
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Series: Inspector Montalbano Series , #6
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 94,015
  • File size: 335 KB

Meet the Author

Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano mystery series, bestsellers in Italy and Germany, has been adapted for Italian television and translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish. He lives in Rome.
Stephen Sartarelli lives in upstate New York.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    A great introduction to the series. Now I want to start at the

    A great introduction to the series. Now I want to start at the beginning and read them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    Enjoyable Read

    Light hearted, held my interest and very enjoyable. For me it was a cross between the writings of John Mortimer and Michael Connelly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2006

    A pleasure from start to finish.

    I've read all of Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries, and each one has been captivating. Montalbano is an intricately drawn, delightfully complex, and realistically flawed character. The Smell of the Night is not only a well crafted mystery, but the vivid descriptions bring Montalbano's Sicily to life. What a wonderfully inexpensive way to travel. I look forward to reading the next book.

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