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By Leon, Donna

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In the 28th novel in Donna Leon's bestselling Commissario Brunetti series, Brunetti's father-in-law, the Count Falier, urges Brunetti to investigate and intervene in the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodriguez de Tejeda, to adopt a much y... read full description below.

ISBN 9781785152184
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Published 5 March 2019 by Cornerstone
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ISBN-13 9781785152184
ISBN-10 1785152181
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint William Heinemann Ltd
Publication Date 5 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Leon, Donna
Category Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 334g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Venice Italy - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 967471

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Description of this Book

In the 28th novel in Donna Leon?s bestselling Commissario Brunetti series, Brunetti?s father-in-law, the Count Falier, urges Brunetti to investigate and intervene in the seemingly innocent plan of the Count?s best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodriguez de Tejeda, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would become heir to Gonzalo?s entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo?s friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man can?t be allowed his pleasure in peace. Not long after Gonzalo unexpectedly passes away, one of Gonzalo?s oldest friends, just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti is drawn reluctantly into the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo?s life that ultimately led to murder.Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly follows the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction?s most memorable and enduring characters.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Once again, Leon transforms what might have been a straightforward mystery into something much richer and more resonant ... Far more than whodunit, the real subject of this novel (and Leon's work in general) is what we all do to one another. * Booklist *

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Author's Bio

Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna's books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world. Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and Beastly Things.

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