Inspector Montalbano

Series 2 - 12. Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt
Radio Times
Review by:
Patrick Mulkern

And so it’s the final Salvo, as BBC4 comes up to date with the Sicilian detective’s cases (although we understand new films are being made). Treasure Hunt is a peculiarly episodic tale, verging on the surreal. Salvo becomes a hero after climbing a fireman’s ladder to deal with septuagenarian siblings – religious crackpots taking potshots at sinners.

He takes custody of two blow-up sex dolls, much to the amusement of his pal Ingrid – will these two ever “get a room”? But things turn nasty when a girl vanishes and a loon starts posting Salvo riddles. They lead to his most compromising situation yet, but charismatic star Luca Zingaretti ensures Salvo never loses his cool.

About this programme

12/12. 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. Last in the series.

Cast and crew


Salvo Montalbano
Luca Zingaretti
Dr Pasquano
Marcello Perracchio
Mimi Augello
Cesare Bocci
Peppino Mazzotta
Davide Lo Verde
Angelo Russo
Ingrid Sjostrom
Isabell Sollman
Alfredo Pezzella
Alessandro Intini


Alberto Sironi
Andrea Camilleri
Francesco Bruni
Salvatore De Mola