The Scent of the Night is the sixth comic detective novel in the Inspector
Montalbano series 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.Why?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
Vigàta. 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.The
Scent of the Night is followed by the seventh book in the series, Rounding
the Mark.PRAISE FOR THE SERIESA magnificent series of novels Sunday
TimesThere's a deliciously playful quality to the mysteries Andrea
Camilleri writes about a lusty Sicilian police detective named Salvo
Montalbano. New York Times Book ReviewCamilleri as crafty and charming a
writer as his protagonist is an investigator. The Washington PostThe
books are full of sharp, precise characterizations and with subplots that
make Montalbano endearingly human ... Like the antipasti that Montalbano
contentedly consumes, the stories are light and easily consumed, leaving
one eager for the next course. New York Journal of BooksThis series is
distinguished by Camilleri's remarkable feel for tragicomedy, expertly
mixing light and dark in the course of producing novels that are both
comforting and disturbing. Booklist

Andrea Camilleri—The Scent Of The Night

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