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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.

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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 storytelling--and 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

Praise for "Angelica's Smile"
"[S]ublime...colorful characters and a sleek pace."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"CWA International Dagger Award-winner Camilleri's many fans will shout '"grazie"' for his 17th Insp. Salvo Montalbano mystery....[A] delightful caper, replete with charming companions and a setting that's a pleasure to return to."--"Publishers Weekly"
"[Camilleri] never disappoints....Inspector Montalbano is completely hysterical and absolutely charming."--"Suspense Magazine"
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 Cosa 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 and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women."--"Los Angeles"" Times"
"[Camilleri's mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling--and 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 "
Praise for "Angelica's Smile"
"[S]ublime...colorful characters and a sleek pace."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"CWA International Dagger Award-winner Camilleri's many fans will shout '"grazie"' for his 17th Insp. Salvo Montalbano mystery....[A] delightful caper, replete with charming companions and a setting that's a pleasure to return to."--"Publishers Weekly"
"[Camilleri] never disappoints....Inspector Montalbano is completely hysterical and absolutely charming."--"Suspense Magazine"
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 Cosa 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 and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women."--"Los Angeles Times"
"[Camilleri's mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling--and 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 "
Praise for "Angelica's Smile"
[S]ublime...colorful characters and a sleek pace. "Kirkus Reviews"
CWA International Dagger Award-winner Camilleri s many fans will shout "grazie" for his 17th Insp. Salvo Montalbano mystery....[A] delightful caper, replete with charming companions and a setting that s a pleasure to return to. "Publishers Weekly"
[Camilleri] never disappoints....Inspector Montalbano is completely hysterical and absolutely charming. "Suspense Magazine"
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 Cosa 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 and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women. "Los Angeles Times"
[Camilleri s mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling and 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 "
"

[S]ublime...colorful characters and a sleek pace. Kirkus Reviews
CWA International Dagger Award-winner Camilleri s many fans will shout grazie for his 17th Insp. Salvo Montalbano mystery....[A] delightful caper, replete with charming companions and a setting that s a pleasure to return to. Publishers Weekly
[Camilleri] never disappoints....Inspector Montalbano is completely hysterical and absolutely charming. Suspense Magazine
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 Cosa 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 and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women. Los Angeles Times
[Camilleri s mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling and 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, m...

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