The Smell of the Night by Andrea Camilleri
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Set in Sicily
(Sicilia)
 ©2000
English Translation ©2005
 
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Andrea Camilleri

The Inspector Salvo Montalbano Mystery Series

The Smell of the Night
(L'odore della notte)

(Translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli)

Book Description: 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 Vig`ata 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.ets him, together with a creeping feeling of horror.
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