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Monday, April 18, 2011

New York Times Literary Treat of the Week...

Leon Donna. Drawing Conclusions. Atlantic Monthly Press.

Costanza Altavilla of Venice, Italy is dead. The medical examiner attributes the sixtyish widow’s demise to heart failure. But when Commissario Guido Brunetti notices bruises that very likely contributed to the fatal attack he is suspicious of their origins. Brunetti’s misgivings are confirmed as he learns Signora Altavilla not only volunteered at a local nursing home but apparently ran a safe house for abused women. Both enterprises, it turns out, ran afoul of the corruption that permeates the historic metropolis and has regularly been part of Brunetti’s beat. This is Leon’s twentieth depiction of that world in which justice is sought within a beautiful city that has a sordid underbelly.

Merrick Library also has these adventures of Guido Brunetti by Donna Leon:

About Face
Acqua Alta
Blood From A Stone
Death At La Fenice
Death In A Strange Country
Doctored Evidence
Friends In High Places
The Girl Of His Dreams
A Question Of Belief
Suffer The Little Children
Through A Glass Darkly

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