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L'odeur de la nuit by Andrea Camilleri
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L'odeur de la nuit (2001)

by Andrea Camilleri

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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.… (more)
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The Smell of the Night by Andrea Camilleri (2001)

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family-dynamics, friendship, fraud, law-enforcement, Sicily, sardonic
Read 2 times. Last read October 28, 2020.

Come for the characters, get hooked by the mystery and the antics of Montalbano. He begins with the disappearance of a swindler but then the politicos shut him down. They think. Can't put a flawed hero down, however, so on goes the tale to a sad conclusion.
Grover Gardner, narrator, has this series down to a science! ( )
  jetangen4571 | Oct 28, 2020 |
Another delightful installment of the adventures of Inspector Montalbano, the chief detective of a small town in Sicily. As always with this series, Sicily is itself something of a character in this novel, the landscape, the sea, and most of all the food.

Camilleri incorporates, however, a very modern crime into the plot: a Ponzi scheme. How the detective tracks down the perpetrators and how justice of a kind is served form the heart of the story.

Strongly recommended for lovers of Italy or of place-centered mysteries. ( )
  barlow304 | Jun 10, 2020 |
Aktien statt Arancini, Spekulationen statt Spaghetti, Börse statt Balsamico - auch in Sizilien hofft man auf das schnelle Geld. Und genau das verspricht Emanuele Gargano, der "Magier der Finanzen". Doch plötzlich ist der Mann spurlos verschwunden. Und mit ihm das Geld der Bevölkerung. Alle jagen den Dieb, doch Commissario Montalbano ahnt, dass hinter der Sache ein ganz anderes Verbrechen steckt. Commissario Montalbano löst seinen sechsten Fall.
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
Good mystery, good characters, lots of laughs, very quick read. Wonderful narrator for the material. ( )
  njcur | Jan 29, 2020 |
Inspector Montalbano gets some good meals in and only goes slightly off his feed. Really he should have no difficultly figuring out how to dispose of a body (I mean a sweater) successfully! Livia must see something in him but while I enjoy reading about him, his fits, starts, and tempers are major off putting in someone in close relationship. I'll have to see if the relationship is given more credibility in future volumes. ( )
  quondame | Aug 23, 2019 |
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The shutter outside the wide-open window slammed so hard against the wall it sounded like a gunshot.

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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.

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