The Terra-cotta Dog

The Terra-cotta Dog

[an Inspector Montalbano Mystery]

Large Print - 2005
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Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub. ; Bath, England : Chivers, 2005, c2004.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780754098751
0754098753
9780754098744
0754098745
9781587246333
1587246333
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 24 cm.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Dec 21, 2015

One of the best things about this series as translated by Stephen Sartarelli, is the inclusion of uniquely Italian sayings in the back of the book. If you don't know the language, you'll need to flip back to the notes to understand everything completely.

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htliang
Apr 20, 2015

Andrea Camilleri is a gifted writer. He can smoothly move from portraying vivid scenery to describing hilarious actions performed by inept policemen to communicating the taste of mouth-watering Sicilian fish dishes. Who else could come up with a skeletal old priest who drinks milk from baby bottles?

I was completely captivated by this novel. The super-intelligent Inspector Montalbano finds himself involved in mysteries both young and old...I can't wait to read the next in the series.

JCLKatyW Jul 17, 2013

I liked this book better than the first Montalbano book. I am not really quite sure why, but I think it helped that I was more familiar with his writing style and characters. I especially liked the part that dealt with the WWII case, which took longer than I excepted to get to in the book. Terra-Cotta Dog feels authentically Sicilian. I really loved how Montalbano, a normally confident man, did not like doing press conferences and did not want a promotion. These personality quarks help to make Montalbano unique.

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mbssmith
Feb 14, 2013

This was a really well written mystery. I really enjoyed the pacing and how everything was revealed. Not a bad ending either!

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