Inspector Montalbano Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Inspector Montalbano: Season 9 (2013)

  • Season 9 Episode 4: A Ray of Light

    Montalbano has his doubts when an influx of Tunisian immigrants to Sicily is blamed for an increase of crime on the island.

  • Season 9 Episode 3: A Voice in the Night

    A supermarket controlled by a Mafia family is robbed, setting off a chain of events that exposes the cartel's wider criminal activities. As the inspector conducts his investigation, he is forced to push his typically unconventional methods to the extreme - and ends up doing something he has never done before. Italian detective drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 9 Episode 2: Mirror Effect

    The Sicilian police inspector is called to investigate when a bomb is detonated outside an empty storage room on a quiet Vigata street. However, his inquiries are thrown off course when he makes the acquaintance of a mysterious woman. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 9 Episode 1: Angelica's Smile

    A series of burglaries takes place at the homes of wealthy Vigata residents, including that of a bank manager called Angelica, to whom Salvo is instantly attracted. As the investigation progresses, he begins to suspect the thefts may be covering something more sinister. Italian detective drama, based on novels by Andrea Camilleri, starring Luca Zingaretti as curmudgeonly Sicilian police inspector Salvo Montalbano

Inspector Montalbano: Season 8 (2011)

  • Season 8 Episode 4: Age of Doubt

    Coastguard Laura Belladonna assists Montalbano in his investigation when a disfigured body is discovered at sea. Suspicion soon falls on the crew of a wealthy woman's yacht, whose motives and sincerity come under scrutiny. Italian detective drama, based on novels by Andrea Camilleri, starring Luca Zingaretti as curmudgeonly Sicilian police inspector Salvo Montalbano

  • Season 8 Episode 3: Treasure Hunt

    An elderly, religious couple barricade themselves in their home and begin shooting from the windows, and the discovery of a disfigured inflatable doll inside the house sparks a macabre treasure hunt. Montalbano must work quickly to solve a series of riddles delivered to the Vigata police station if he is to solve the mysterious disappearance of a woman. Drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 8 Episode 2: The Gull's Dance

    Fazio is missing. He's not at home, his mobile is switched off and his father is worried. Believing that the young officer had been working a secret investigation on his own, Montalbano fears he may be in serious trouble and a frantic search is mounted in an effort to find him alive. Italian detective drama, based on novels by Andrea Camilleri

  • Season 8 Episode 1: The Potter's Field

    A plastic bag containing a body cut into pieces is found in a clay field and all the signs point to an old-fashioned Mafia killing. However, Montalbano's colleague and friend Mimi Augello takes a sudden interest and his mood swings arouse suspicion that he may be involved. Italian detective drama, based on novels by Andrea Camilleri, starring Luca Zingaretti. In Italian with English subtitles

Inspector Montalbano: Season 7 (2009 - 2010)

  • Season 7 Episode 4: Paper Moon

    A woman reports the disappearance of her brother and before long he is found dead, apparently the victim of a crime of passion. Montalbano suspects there is more to the crime and digs into the man's past, searching for anyone who might have been involved in the case. Meanwhile, high-profile businessmen and politicians are found to be dying as a result of cocaine overdoses. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti and Angelo Russo

  • Season 7 Episode 3: Track of Sand

    The detective awakes one morning to find the carcass of a horse on the beach below his house, and soon after a woman walks into Vigata police station to report the abduction of her racehorse. His investigation leads him to delve into the elegant world of horse racing, via illegal betting rackets organised by the Mafia. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci and Peppino Mazzotta

  • Season 7 Episode 2: The Wings of the Sphinx

    The detective tries to identify a woman who was found shot in the face on a beach, with the only clue being a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder. He uncovers links between the murder victim and a local charity with connections to the church, but his inability to balance his work and home lives takes its toll on his relationship with Livia. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci and Katharina Böhm

  • Season 7 Episode 1: August Flame

    The detective discovers a secret underground dwelling beneath Mimi's family home and finds within it a trunk containing the body of a woman who disappeared six years earlier. As he investigates the case, he makes the acquaintance of the victim's alluring twin sister. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti and Cesare Bocci

Inspector Montalbano: Season 6 (2006)

  • Season 6 Episode 2: The Game of Three Cards

    The death of local construction magnate Girolamo Cascio prompts Montalbano to turn his attention back to the murder two decades earlier of the man's leading competitor, Giacomo Aletto, whose partner Rocco Pennisi was convicted of the crime. However, the Sicilian cop begins to wonder whether the right man was identified as the killer. Italian detective drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 6 Episode 1: The Spider's Patience

    Susanna Mistretta, a woman from a once wealthy family that has fallen on hard times, is kidnapped. The responsibility of finding the ransom money falls on an estranged relative, but Montalbano believes something in the case does not add up. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti, Peppino Mazzotta and Federica De Cola

Inspector Montalbano: Season 5 (2006)

  • Season 5 Episode 2: Equal Time

    The police are called on to quell what appears to be the beginning of a new Mafia war when a man is found murdered, but Montalbano has doubts about the nature of the killing. After being taken off the case to investigate the disappearance of a Ukrainian woman, he uncovers a series of links between the two events. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 5 Episode 1: Turning Point

    Italian detective drama, based on the novels by Andrea Camilleri, starring Luca Zingaretti as the curmudgeonly Sicilian police inspector. Montalbano finds a decomposing body in the water during one of his habitual morning swims, which leads him to investigate the unsavoury world of international child trafficking

Inspector Montalbano: Season 4 (2007)

  • Season 4 Episode 4: The Goldfinch and the Cat

    The curmudgeonly Sicilian detective investigates when a series of mysterious muggings in Vigata ends in murder. However, as the case proceeds, he discovers an unexpected connection to an incident in which a father embarked on a destructive rampage in a hospital emergency room - and then finds a further link to the disappearance of a doctor who is presumed to be dead. Luca Zingaretti stars in the Italian crime drama, based on novels by Andrea Camilleri

  • Season 4 Episode 3: The Scent of the Night

    The detective investigates when investor Emanuele Gargano disappears with the savings entrsuted to him by the people of Montelusa. His inquiries bring him into contact with the missing man's staff, including his obsessively loyal secretary Mariastella Cosentino and the provocative Michela Manganaro. Meanwhile, Augello gets cold feet about his wedding. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Montalbano's Croquettes

    Conclusion. The death of a public works chairman and his wife in a car crash are initially ruled an accident, but the inspector spots evidence of a more sinister explanation when he notes that the woman's fingernails are broken. Italian detective drama, starring Luca Zingaretti as a grumpy Sicilian detective

  • Season 4 Episode 1: The Sense of Touch

    A blind man dies on an island off the coast of Sicily in what appears to be an accident. Police inquiries reveal he had recently deposited a considerable sum in his bank account - and the mysterious death of another blind man puts Montalbano on the trail of a seemingly charitable organisation. Italian detective drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

Inspector Montalbano: Season 3 (2007)

  • Season 3 Episode 2: The Artist's Touch

    Goldsmith Alberto Larussa is found dead in his wheelchair, which he appears to have converted into an electric chair in order to commit suicide. However, Montalbano takes a different view of the case when he discovers that the dead man's will is a forgery - and suspicion immediately falls on Larussa's brother Giacomo, who was set to inherit everything. Meanwhile, Augello investigates the mysterious murder of an electrician. Italian detective drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Excursion to Tindari

    First of a two-part Italian detective drama based on Andrea Camilleri's popular series of books. A man is found murdered outside his apartment building one morning, and an elderly couple are reported missing following an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari. Inspector Montalbano begins investigating the two seemingly unrelated cases, but soon discovers they are both linked to a plot involving Sicilian mobsters. Starring Luca Zingaretti

Inspector Montalbano: Season 2 (2007 - 2008)

  • Season 2 Episode 2: The Terra Cotta Dog

    The detective investigates rumours of a cache of arms hidden in a cave outside Vigata. However, the site is also home to a secret chamber containing the remains of two lovers who were buried in a bizarre ritual after being killed at some point in the 1940s - but before Montalbano can find out more about his unusual discovery, he must confront the Mafia. Italian detective drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 2 Episode 1: The Shape of Water

    A renowned local resident is found dead at a notorious hotbed of prostitution on the outskirts of Vigata, and the coroner's findings suggest a romantic rendezvous may have played a part in his demise. Montalbano tries to get to the bottom of the matter, but is hampered by interference from ecclesiastical and political dignitaries who are desperate to keep the more scandalous details of the case from becoming public knowledge. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

Inspector Montalbano: Season 1 (2003 - 2007)

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Voice of the Violin

    The detective arrives at a villa where a woman has been found murdered, but before he can start an investigation the case is taken from him and given to Panzacchi, a rival inspector from a nearby district. However, Montalbano is still determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, and grows increasingly frustrated as his inattentive colleague looks set to convict the wrong suspect. Italian crime drama, starring Luca Zingaretti

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Snack Thief

    The curmudgeonly Sicilian detective investigates the killing of a local businessman. The victim's widow alleges his Tunisian lover, who has mysteriously disappeared, was responsible, and Montalbano begins to believe the case is linked to another suspicious death that occurred that day. As the inspector searches for the suspect, he manages to find her five-year-old son, and asks his partner Livia to look after him - little suspecting how attached she will grow to the boy. Italian detective drama, based on the novels by Andrea Camilleri, starring Luca Zingaretti

Inspector Montalbano: Other Episodes

  • A Ray of Light

    A woman is attacked and robbed on her way home late at night - but the case leaves Montalbano suspicious that there is more to the story than he's been told. Meanwhile, an abandoned cattle shed has been boarded up in the countryside and is being used for mysterious purposes. Italian detective drama, starring Lucas Zingaretti

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