Rick finishes his translation work in the picturesque hill town of Bassano del Grappa, north west of Venice, and decides to take a few days off to explore.  But in addition to history and culture, he finds the shadowy world of stolen art, and murder.

A ski trip with an old friend turns serious when an American banker disappears in the snows of Campiglio and Rick is asked to help.  The second Rick Montoya Italian Mystery.

"Another delightful reading -- and vicarious dining -- experience"

In the first Rick Montoya Italian Mystery, Rick goes undercover in the ancient town of Volterra to find who is trafficking priceless Etruscan burial urns.    

Cold Tuscan Stone received a starred "debut of the month" rating from Library Journal.