Angelica's Smile (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)

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After sitting in the car on the hill for about ten minutes, Montalbano realized this was a big mistake. Because he didn't think at all about the investigation, the burglars, or Mr. Z. He thought about Angelica . . . What had he done?

When members of Vigata's elite are targeted in a series of perfectly executed burglaries, Inspector Montalbano reluctantly takes the case. It soon becomes clear however that more links these privileged few than simply their lost possessions . . .

It isn't long too before Montalbano finds himself taken with one of the victims, the captivatingly beautiful young Angelica. But as the detective's attraction grows - until he can think of little else - a series of strange, anonymous letters claiming responsibility for the thefts begin to arrive . . .

With the allure of Angelica beginning to consume him and his relationship with Livia under threat, Montalbano must focus his mind to solve this perplexing investigation before events spiral out of all control. . .

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'The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humour, and the sense of despair that fill the air of Sicily' Donna Leon

When members of Vigàta's elite are targeted in a series of perfectly executed burglaries, Inspector Montalbano reluctantly takes the case. It soon becomes clear, however, that more links these privileged few than simply their lost possessions.

It isn't long, too, before Montalbano finds himself taken with one of the victims, the captivatingly beautiful, young Angelica. But as the detective's attraction grows - until he can think of little else - a series of strange, anonymous letters claiming responsibility for the thefts begin to arrive . . .

Praise for the Inspector Montalbano series

'Montalbano's colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today' Guardian

'A magnificent series of novels' Sunday Times

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Book Description Penguin Books, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Praise for Angelica''s Smile : "[S]ublime.colorful characters and a sleek pace." Kirkus Reviews Praise for Andrea Camilleri and the Montalbano Series: "Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries might sell like hotcakes in Europe, but these world-weary crime stories were unknown here until the oversight was corrected (in Stephen Sartarelli's salty translation) by the welcome publication of The Shape of Water .This savagely funny police procedural.prove[s] that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English." The New York Times Book Review "Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Casa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like Western Attitudes Toward Death as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch of shrimp with lemon wedges and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women." Los Angeles Times "[Camilleri's mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytellingand Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction.Montalbano is a delightful creation, an honest man on Siciliy's mean streets." USA Today "Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator." The Washington Post Book World "Like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, Montalbano is the kind of guy who can't stay out of trouble.Still, deftly and lovingly translated by Stephen Sartarelli, Camilleri makes it abundantly clear that under the gruff, sardonic exterior our inspector has a heart of gold, and that any outburst, fumbles, or threats are made only in the name of pursuing truth." The Nation "Camilleri can do a character's whole backstory in half a paragraph." The New Yorker "Subtle, sardonic, and molto simpatico : Montalbano is the Latin re-creation of Philip Marlowe, working in a place that manages to be both more and less civilized than chandler' Los Angeles." Kirkus Reviews (starred) "Wit and delicacy and the fast-cut timing of farce play across the surface.but what keeps it from frothing into mere intellectual charm is the persistent, often sexually bemused Montalbano, moving with ease along zigzags created for him, teasing out threads of discrepancy that unravel the whole." Houston Chronicle "Sublime and darkly humorous.Camilleri balances his hero's personal and professional challenges perfectly and leaves the reader eager for more." Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The Montalbano mysteries offer cose dolci to the world-lit lover hankering for a whodunit." The Village Voice "In Sicily, where people do things as they please, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is a bona fide folk hero." The New York Times Book Review "The 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 Books "The reading of these little gems is fast and fun every step of the way." The New York Sun "This 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0143123769

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