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The overnight kidnapper / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.

By: Camilleri, Andrea, 1925- [author.].
Contributor(s): Sartarelli, Stephen, 1954- [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Camilleri, Andrea, Inspector Montalbano: book 23.Publisher: London : Mantle, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 264 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781509840823 ; 1509840826 .Uniform titles: Giostra degli scambi. English Subject(s): Kidnapping -- Investigation -- Fiction | Montalbano, Salvo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Police -- Italy -- Sicily -- Fiction | Sicily (Italy) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 853.92 Summary: After a hectic morning, Inspector Montalbano arrives in his office ready to find out what's troubling Vigta this week. What he discovers is unnerving. A woman on her way home from work has been held up at gunpoint, chloroformed and kidnapped, but then released just hours later unharmed and with all her possessions into the open countryside. Later that day, Montalbano hears from Enzo, owner of his favourite restaurant, that his niece has recently been the victim of the exact same crime. Before long, a third instance of this baffling overnight kidnapping has been reported. The only link between the these events is that all women are 30 years old and work in a bank. What exactly is this mystery assailant gaining from these fleeting kidnappings? And what can he do to stop them? Montalbano must use all his logic and intuition if he is to answer these pressing questions before the kidnapper finds his next victim.
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The Overnight Kidnapper is the twenty-third Inspector Montalbano mystery, from the international bestselling author Andrea Camilleri.After a hectic morning involving two rather irritating cases of mistaken identity, Inspector Montalbano finally arrives in his office ready find out what's troubling Vigàta this week. What he discovers is unnerving. A woman on her way home from work has been held up at gunpoint, chloroformed and kidnapped, but then released just hours later - unharmed and with all her possessions - into the open countryside.Later that day, Montalbano hears from Enzo, the owner of his favourite restaurant, that his niece has recently been the victim of the exact same crime. Before long, a third instance of this baffling overnight kidnapping has been reported. As far as Montalbano can tell, there is no link between the attacker and the victims. So what exactly is this mystery assailant gaining from these fleeting kidnappings? And what can he do to stop them? Montalbano must use all his logic and intuition if he is to answer these pressing questions before the kidnapper finds his next victim . . .

Originally published in Italian as "La giostra degli scambi" by Sellerio Editore, ©2015.

After a hectic morning, Inspector Montalbano arrives in his office ready to find out what's troubling Vigta this week. What he discovers is unnerving. A woman on her way home from work has been held up at gunpoint, chloroformed and kidnapped, but then released just hours later unharmed and with all her possessions into the open countryside. Later that day, Montalbano hears from Enzo, owner of his favourite restaurant, that his niece has recently been the victim of the exact same crime. Before long, a third instance of this baffling overnight kidnapping has been reported. The only link between the these events is that all women are 30 years old and work in a bank. What exactly is this mystery assailant gaining from these fleeting kidnappings? And what can he do to stop them? Montalbano must use all his logic and intuition if he is to answer these pressing questions before the kidnapper finds his next victim.

Translated from the Italian.

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Insp. Salvo Montalbano arrives at work late one morning, after his attempt to break up a fight ends in all three men, including Montalbano, being arrested by the carabinieri. Once at work, he learns of a kidnapping in which a woman was abducted, drugged, and released unharmed the next morning. Then the same thing happens a second time, with another woman. Both victims are in their 30s and work at banks. When a third kidnapping turns violent, bankers everywhere start to worry. However, Montalbano and his team have another case on their hands. This one is arson, and the owner of the shop, Marcello Di Carlo, has disappeared. Montalbano is shrewd enough to find a connection between Di Carlo's vanishing and the unusual abductions. Camilleri's sequel to The Pyramid of Mud, with its descriptions of Sicilian politics, customs, and food, has enough humor involving the office staff at the police department to be a Sicilian cousin of Bill Crider's "Sheriff Dan Rhodes" mysteries. VERDICT Armchair travelers who enjoy Cay Rademacher's police procedurals set in Provence, France, or Jeffrey Siger's Greece-set crime novels may want to venture to Sicily.-Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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