The Terra-Cotta Dog
Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano has garnered millions of fans worldwide with his sardonic take on Sicilian life. Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious têtê à têtê with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and dying words that lead him to an... show more
Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano has garnered millions of fans worldwide with his sardonic take on Sicilian life. Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious têtê à têtê with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in a mountain cave. There, the inspector finds two young lovers, dead for fifty years and still embracing, watched over by a life-sized terra-cotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him on a journey through Sicily's past and into one family's darkest secrets. With sly wit and a keen understanding of human nature, Montalbano is a detective whose earthiness, compassion, and imagination make him totally irresistable.
Publish date: May 31st 2005
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Food And Drink
, Mystery Thriller
, Italian Literature
Series: Inspector Montalbano (#2)
Bodies pile up fast and easy in Andrea Camilleri's The Terra Cotta Dog but I understand why readers would consider the series to be on the lighter end of the mystery spectrum, straddling the genres of cozy and the grittier police procedural. For one thing, Inspector Salvo Montalbano thinks more deep...
Ich konnte nicht widerstehen und musste den zweiten Fall von Commissario Montalbano gleich hinterher lesen. Ein Mafiosi hat eine ganz ungewöhnliche Bitte an Montalbano: Er möchte, dass dieser ihn verhaftet, da jemand ihm ernsthaft nach dem Leben trachtet und so organisieren die beiden ein großartige...
Enjoyable, particularly liked the character of Montalbano, annoying that there was one main strand of the story left hanging, but I suppose that's grist for the mill in Italy. Hayes, I imagine you eating like that every day - lucky you.
Rating: 4* of fiveI am truly gruntled and kempt after reading a Montalbano novel. Sleek, in fact; one could go so far as to say consolate.The mystery, that is the modern-day mystery of arms-dealing and law-breaking, gets short shrift in this delightful book. It gets passed to Montalbano's second-in-...