The second Inspector Montalbano mystery.
The Terracotta Dog opens with a mysterious tete-a-tete with a mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and some dying words that lead Inspector Montalbano to a secret grotto in a mountain cave where two young lovers, dead fifty years and still embracing, are watched over by a life-size terracotta dog.
Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him, heedless of personal danger, on a journey through the island's past and into a family's dark heart amid the horrors of World War II. With sly wit and a keen understanding of human nature, Montalbano is a detective whose earthiness, compassion and intelligence make him totally irresistible.
About the Author
Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy's most famous contemporary writers. The Montalbano mystery series has been translated into nine languages and the novels have been best-sellers both in Italy and Germany. He lives in Rome.
Both farcical and endearing, Montalbano is a cross between Columbo and Chandler's Philip Marlowe, with the added culinary idiosyncrasies of an Italian Maigret. * Guardian * The novels of Andrea Camilleri breath out the sense of place, the sense of humour, and the sense of despair that fill the air of Sicily. To read him is to be taken to that glorious, tortured island. * Donna Leon *
Series: Inspector Montalbano Mysteries
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1