Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Two really first-class crime novels

by Andrea Camilleri, The Terra-Cotta Dog and The Snack Thief. They're set in Sicily, and they're pretty much the perfect police procedurals--interesting characters and settings, really well-written (and the translations by Stephen Sartarelli seem excellent, they are at one and the same time learned and elegant). Thanks to K P Harris for the recommendation.

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