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Authentic Italian dish,
This review is from: The Scent of the Night (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) (Paperback)
I came across this book by chance and thought I would give it a go. It did not disappoint. A traditional detective story involving murder, deceit and blackmail allied to a touch of Gothic horror, it draws the reader into the community and landscape of Sicily. Inspector Montalbano is engaging and sympathetic and his love of the sturdy regional cuisine adds to the vivid picture of his world. The translator has tried to capture the colour of the local dialect with varying degrees of success; it can be a bit distracting and the English sometimes comes out awkwardly. Helpful notes at the back explain the more obscure literary and local allusions.
Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a good detective story.