• The Smell of the Night

  • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (282 ratings)

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The Smell of the Night

By: Andrea Camilleri
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
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Publisher's summary

The Smell of the Night, the sixth mystery in the international best-selling series featuring Inspector Montalbano, brings the shady shenanigans of late twentieth-century international finance to small-town Sicily.

A "financial wizard" entrusted with the savings of nearly half the retirees of Vigata mysteriously disappears with the money and a young man who worked for him. In a rather atypical case for Montalbano, the inspector finds himself initially shut out of the investigation by the ever hostile commissioner Bonetti-Alderighi, and forced to work from the shadows.

Translated by Stephen Sartarelli.

Solve another mystery with Inspector Montalbano.
©2001 Sellerio editore via Siracusa 50 Palermo, translation 2005 Stephen Sartarelli (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"An intricate plot and a large cast of memorable characters help lift the sixth Inspector Montalbano mystery." (Publishers Weekly)
"Camilleri's hero may be more vulnerable now, but the series is richer than ever, less smooth but with more bite, less Sangiovese and more Barolo." (Booklist)

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Camilleri always delights

I will always come back to this series as I’m hooked on the characters. Inspector Montalbano Mysteries were first introduced to me by my Italian teacher, but long after I gave up on learning Italian I still enjoy these stories with their surprise endings!

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