Donna Leon’s critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling
Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over
with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its
fearlessness in exploring politics, morality, and contemporary Italian
culture. In the pages of Leon’s novels, the beloved conversations of the
Brunetti family have drawn on topics of art and literature, but books
are at the heart of this novel in a way they never have been before.
afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the
director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out
of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems
clear: The culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an
American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem—the man
fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials,
the American professor doesn’t exist.
As the investigation
proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless
theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally
murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a
man innocent … or guilty. Download and start listening now!