That's why last night's episode of 'New Tricks' gave me a small yet global thrill. In her first case with UCOS, DCI Sasha Miller was looking into the murder of an Italian citizen of the UK in 1988. As she was talking with one of her suspects, Massimo Gentile, Massimo said: "I like you. I watch you... clever; works hard.... like Montalbano."
But for the Toobworld Dynamic, Massimo was referring to the actual detective whom he probably knew... or at the very least, read about his cases in an Italian newspaper....)
Happy Columbus Day!