Earthly Remains: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Earthly Remains: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Author Donna Leon
ISBN-10 0802126472
ISBN-13 9780802126474
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
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Donna Leons bestselling mystery novels set in Venice have won a multitude of fans for their insiders portrayal of La Serenissima From family meals to coffee bars and from vaporetti rides to the homes and apartments of Venetians the details and rhythms of everyday life are an integral part of this beloved series But so are the suffocating corruption the never ending influx of tourists and crimes big and small Through it all Leons Commissario Guido Brunetti has been an enduring figure A good man who loves his family and his city Brunetti is relentless in his pursuit of truth and some measure of justice In Earthly Remains the twenty sixth novel in this series Brunettis endurance is tested more than ever before During an interrogation of an entitled arrogant man suspected of giving drugs to a young girl who then died Brunetti acts rashly doing something he will quickly come to regret In the fallout he realizes that he needs a break needs to get away from the stifling problems of his work When Brunetti is granted leave from the Questura his wife Paola suggests he stay at the villa of a relative on SantErasmo one of the largest islands in the laguna There he intends to pass his days rowing and his nights reading Plinys Natural History The recuperative stay goes according to plan until Davide Casati the caretaker of the house on SantErasmo goes missing following a sudden storm Now Brunetti feels compelled to investigate to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend Earthly Remains is quintessential Donna Leon a powerful addition to this celebrated series

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