Out on 25 June 2020

The Terracotta Dog

Andrea Camilleri

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25 June 2020
9781529042047
352 pages
Synopsis

After a cloak and dagger exchange with an ageing Mafioso, Inspector Montalbano is left haunted by the man’s dying words, which lead him to a mountainside just west of Vigàta where he unearths two young lovers, dead fifty years and still embracing, watched over by a life-size terracotta dog.

Heedless of personal danger, Montalbano’s drive to solve this old crime forces him on a journey through Sicily’s World War II history and to the dark heart of one family…

The Terracotta Dog is followed by the third title in this satirical and humorous series, The Snack Thief.

Montalbano's colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today

Guardian

Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . Simply superb

Sunday Times

One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers

Daily Mail