Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The Overnight Kidnapper

The Overnight Kidnapper (2019) by Andrea Camilleri, is the 23rd book in the Inspector Montalbano mystery/detective series. I'm enjoying these after having discovered a couple at my local used book store years ago. These should be read in order.

This one takes place in September.

from the back of the book:
The day gets off to a bad start for Inspector Montalbano, while trying to break up a fight on Marinella Beach, he hits the wrong man and is taken in by the carabineri. When he finally gets to the office, he learns about a strange abduction -a woman was kidnapped, drugged, and then released unharmed only hours later. Within a few days, the same thing happens again. Both women are thirty years old and work in a bank.

Montalbano must also deal with an arson case. A shop has burned down, and its owner, Marcello Di Carlo, has vanished into thin air. This seems like a trivial incident, but a third abduction -yet again of a girl who works in a bank- and the discovery of a body bring up new questions.
Kirkus Reviews calls it "Another wry, amiable procedural from the prolific Camilleri". Publishers Weekly concludes, "Camilleri fans are in for a treat."

I've read these others from the series:
1. The Shape of Water
2. The Terra-Cotta Dog
3. The Snack Thief
4. Voice of the Violin
5. Excursion to Tindari
6. The Smell of Night
7. Rounding the Mark
8. The Patience of the Spider
9. The Paper Moon
10. August Heat
11. The Wings of the Sphinx
12. The Track of Sand
13. The Potter's Field
14. The Age of Doubt
15. Dance of the Seagull
16. Treasure Hunt
17. Angelica's Smile
18. A Game of Mirrors
19. A Beam of Light
20. A Voice in the Night
21. A Nest of Vipers
22. The Pyramid of Mud


  1. ...that's a mighty long list for me.

    1. start with #1 ;) You don't hafta read them all

  2. Wow, 23 books in the series!

  3. I've got to check out this series. I've read and heard others speak of them. I think I need to add them to my wish list on Amazon. Happy Wednesday!

    1. It'd certainly be worth trying the first one. I love finding a dependable series.

  4. I really wish I could find this series because with every book you share, I want to read them all.

    1. It's a shame your library won't get just the first one, or be able to supply it in an interlibrary loan :(

  5. These are good books. I like them all. Valerie

  6. This looks like an interesting series. I love how series work chronologically!

    1. It's nice to see the character development over time.

  7. Sounds great! I love reading series of books and seeing how the stories and characters develop 😁. Happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x

    1. It's interesting to see the changes across the years, I agree :)