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This is what makes her books so enjoyable - it’s not just the cases to be solved, it’s how they are resolved that is so satisfying. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti, robbery seems altogether too convenient a motive. Danieli looked at Vianello, who said, ‘He’s one of the most popular men on the force, has never had any disciplinary problems, and more than once has managed to defuse potentially violent situations.
Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. It seems that discrepancies have been occurring at the Courthouse involving a judge and an usher with a flawless track record. and the caretaker, a Sri Lankan immigrant named Inesh Kavinda, informs Brunetti that the home is not for sale.The haunting story of a young boy’s awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society. Even though I have only read these two books, I have come to notice an underlying theme beyond the mystery itself. Not the Venice that the hoards of day trippers experience, but the real city of the Venetians who reside there.
This was the moment, Brunetti knew, when the three of them should engage one another in talk about sports or any one of the conversational methods men used to fill up time. What was more puzzling, and eventually a concerning part of the investigation, was when Brunetti discovered that Inesh possessed a lot of material regarding real estate, Italian politics, and past cases that involved these subjects in a potential criminal light.It is a surprise to Brunetti just how little was known about this man-child – there are no official records to show he even existed. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). My thanks to Grove Atlantic for providing an early copy of this book, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Brunetti into the close-knit community of the island, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia.
As the investigation expands, Brunetti, Vianello, Commissario Griffoni, and Signorina Elettra each assemble pieces of a puzzle-random information about real estate and land use, books, university friendships-that appear to have little in common. For the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene of the crime is none other than Paola Brunetti, his wife. Fazio managed to get the names and addresses of a few people who were there, but – you know how it is – no one saw anything. Danieli closed the file – which Brunetti noticed contained no more than a single page – and said, ‘I’ve heard conflicting stories about what happened. Guido Brunetti, Commissario of Police in Venice, Italy, is the star of Donna Leon’s hugely successful Commissario Brunetti mystery series.
To identify the killer, Brunetti consults the incomparable Signorina Elettra, the fashionable secretary who's a whiz at using computers to get helpful information. The plot meanders without much direction or even investigation, and time is taken up with a minor character revealing he is gay - sadly, still a fraught revelation in some groups but it feels a little laboured as an exercise for Guido to display his tolerance and humanity. Since his debut over thirty years ago in Death At La Fenice, Brunetti has investigated a new crime in Venice each year, from corruption to mafia, real estate to trade art, collecting millions of fans around the world in that time.Once a passionate horse rider, Manuela, now aged thirty, cannot remember the accident, or her beloved horse, and lives trapped in an eternal youth.