A Voice in the Night
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
A Voice in the Night is the twentieth compelling crime novel in the phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri.
Feeling his age, as his birthday rolls round once again, Inspector Montalbano decides to cheer himself up by dealing with a young driver’s road rage in his own unique way.
But his joy is short-lived, as at police headquarters he receives an angry phone call from a supermarket boss: there’s been a robbery at his store and Montalbano’s colleague is treating him as a suspect. On arrival at the scene, Montalbano quickly agrees with Inspector Augello that this was no ordinary break-in, but with the supermarket’s infamous links to the Sicilian Mafia creating problems at every turn, this isn’t going to be an easy case for the inspector to solve.
And to add to the inspector’s burden, the young driver he made an enemy of earlier on has returned to police headquarters to report a shocking crime . . .
A Voice in the Night is followed by the twenty-first gripping mystery, A Nest of Vipers.
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
Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . simply superb
One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers