The last four books in Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector
Montalbano series have leapfrogged their way up the
New York Times bestseller list, perfectly positioning
Angelica’s Smile to ascend to even greater heights.
A rash of burglaries has got Inspector Salvo
Montalbano stumped. The criminals are so brazen
that their leader, the anonymous Mr. Z, starts
sending the Sicilian inspector menacing letters.
Among those burgled is the young and beautiful
Angelica Cosulich, who reminds the inspector of
the love-interest in Ludovico Ariosto’s chivalric
romance, Orlando Furioso. Besotted by Angelica’s
charms, Montalbano imagines himself back in the
medieval world of jousts and battles. But when one
of the burglars turns up dead, Montalbano must
snap out of his fantasy and unmask his challenger.