The Potter's Field by Andrea Camilleri
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Set in Sicily
(Sicilia)
 ©2007
English Translation ©2011
 
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Andrea Camilleri

The Inspector Salvo Montalbano Mystery Series

The Potter's Field
(Il campo del vasaio)

(Translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli)

Production Description:  Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime..
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