A Voice in the Night by Andrea Camilleri
(Inspector Montalbano)

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Camilleri’s mix of the harrowing and the humorous is at times an acquired taste—particularly Montalbano’s language-butchering assistant Catarella (“I beck yer partin’ for distrubbin’ yiz!”), who could have stepped straight out of a Marx Brothers movie.
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“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company.

Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in Giovanni Strangio’s apartment—Giovanni has a flawless alibi, and it’s no coincidence that Michele Strangio, president of the province, is his father. Weaving together these two crimes, Montalbano realizes that he’s in a difficult spot where political power is enmeshed with the mafia underworld.
 
 

About Andrea Camilleri

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ANDREA CAMILLERI is the bestselling author of the popular Inspector Montalbano mystery series, as well as historical novels that take place in nineteenth-century Sicily. His books have been made into Italian television shows and have been translated into seven languages. He lives in Rome. STEPHEN SARTARELLI is an award-winning translator and the author of three books of poetry.
 
Published November 15, 2016 by Penguin Books. 281 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Aug 16 2016

Camilleri’s trusty inspector keeps things lighthearted while catching powerful men with their pants down; you can trust in his razor-sharp investigative mind even as basic skills amusingly escape him.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 21 2017

Camilleri’s mix of the harrowing and the humorous is at times an acquired taste—particularly Montalbano’s language-butchering assistant Catarella (“I beck yer partin’ for distrubbin’ yiz!”), who could have stepped straight out of a Marx Brothers movie.

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