New York : Viking, c2002.
340 p. ; 20 cm.
"Originally published in Italy as Il cane di terracotta by Sellerio editore, c1996"--T.p. verso.
Inspector Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious te^te a` te^te with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and some 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 a family's dark heart amidst the horrors of World War II bombardment.
Cane di terracotta. English