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The Terracotta Dog: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
 
 
Author
Andrea Camilleri. Stephen Sartarelli, trans.
Publisher Picador  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9781447235088
Pages/Publication Date 343/2004
Daedalus Item Code 30422
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This second Inspector Montalbano mystery opens with a mysterious tête-à-tête involving a Mafioso, abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and dying words pointing to a secret grotto in a mountain cave. In this place Montalbano finds two young lovers, dead 50 years and still embracing, being watched over by a life-sized terracotta dog. The inspector's obsession with solving this old crime takes him on a journey through the island's past and into a family's dark heart. With his sardonic take on small-town Sicilian life, his gustatory predilections, his delicate balancing act between the official and unofficial worlds he inhabits, and his genius for deciphering the most enigmatic of crimes, Inspector Salvo Montalbano has won millions of fans worldwide. First appearing in Italian in 1994, and in Stephen Sartarelli's superb annotated translations since 2002—as well as in an Italian-language television series starring Luca Zingaretti—Andrea Camilleri's sly and witty series "breathes out the sense of place and the sense of humor that fills the air of Sicily" (Donna Leon).
 
 
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