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The Scent of the Night by Andrea Camilleri

The Scent of the Night

Part of the Inspector Montalbano mysteries Series
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The sixth book in the series has our lead character up to his ears in murder, intrigue, deceit, long lunches, all the usual stuff we have come to expect. The development of Montalbano’s character means you really should read these books in order as we have them listed otherwise you will find yourself at a bit of a loss.

Inspector Montalbano series:
1. The Shape of Water
2. The Terra-Cotta Dog
3. The Snack Thief
4. The Voice of the Violin
5. Excursion to Tindari
6. The Scent of the Night
7. Rounding the Mark
8. The Patience of the Spider
9. The Paper Moon
10. August Heat
11. The Wings of the Sphinx

If you like Andrea Camilleri you might also like to read books by Martin Walker, Martin O'Brien and Michael Giuttari.

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The Scent of the Night by Andrea Camilleri

Montalbano learned how hard it was to put on a wetsuit while in a dinghy speeding over a sea that wasn’t exactly calm. Mimì, at the helm, looked tense and worried.

“Getting seasick?” the inspector asked him at one point.

“No. Just sick of myself.”


“Because every now and then I realize what a stupid shit I am to go along with some of your brilliant ideas.”

When an angry octogenarian holds a terrified and lovelorn secretary at gunpoint, Inspector Montalbano is reluctantly drawn into the case. The secretary’s boss, a financial advisor, has vanished along with several billion lire entrusted to him by the good citizens of Vigata. Also missing is the advisor’s young colleague, whose uncle just happens to be building a house on the site of Inspector Montalbano’s very favourite olive tree . . .

Ably abetted by his loyal and eccentric team, Montalbano, the food-loving, commitment-phobic inspector, returns for another delicious investigation served up in vintage Camilleri style.

About the Author

Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. His Montalbano series has been adapted for Italian television and translated into nine languages. He lives in Rome.

His Inspector Salvo Montalbano has garnered millions of fans worldwide with his sardonic, engaging take on Sicilian small-town life and his genius for deciphering the most enigmatic of crimes. Both farcical and endearing, Montalbano is a cross between Columbo and Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, with the added culinary idiosyncrasies of an Italian Maigret’ and if you like authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin you really should try some of his novels.

Photograph by Elvira Giogianni.

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Publication date

15th June 2007


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Pan Macmillan


240 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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