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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,676 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date:
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Internationally acclaimed author Donna Leon has earned lavish accolades for her elegant Venetian mysteries featuring the irresistibly charming Commissario Brunetti. Now, following her magnificently received Uniform Justice, she presents her most beguiling and thrilling mystery yet. Against the atmospheric backdrop of the city of Venice, Brunetti finds himself fighting a lone battle to prove the innocence of a Romanian housekeeper accused of brutally murdering her miserly employer. With the odds stacked against her from the onset of the investigation when she fled from police, her guilt seems a fait accompli … until a neighbor comes forward to protest the innocence of the accused. Stealthily working his way through the labyrinthine alleys of Venice, death nipping at his heels, Brunetti will have to defy his superiors to vindicate the housekeeper and stop her employer’s real killer before he murders again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The detective’s humane police work is disarming, and his ambles through the city are a delight; but it is this peculiar insistence on turning every case into a morality tale that gives Leon’s fiction its subtlety and substance and makes us follow Brunetti wherever we must—even into the sea.”        

    New York Times

  • “David Colacci’s performance adds color to Leon’s intricate plot and fascinating characters. He is careful that Brunetti; his brilliant wife, Paola; the beautiful computer hacker, Signorina Elettra; and faithful Inspector Vianello speak with only the slightest hint of Italian accents, enough to locate the story but not enough to turn characters into caricature.”

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  • “Leon, as always, looks for nuance behind the formula. She finds it in the victim’s relatives, all severely flawed figures but all sharing a bedrock humanity that resists caricature, and, of course, she finds it in Brunetti’s lovingly detailed but never sentimentalized family life—always the greatest source of pleasure in a series that reminds us again and again just what ‘character-driven” really means.”

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  • “Following Brunetti on the case is like watching drops of water wear away stone, though it’s clear there’s no hope for the more general petrifaction of Venice that Leon masterfully tracks.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alicia | 2/20/2014

    " I accidentally jumped ahead with this novel but I highly enjoyed it and plan to read the rest of the series. In fact, I am not doing my "assigned reading" and instead grabbing up these to read:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeanne | 2/10/2014

    " another good mysteryin this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/8/2014

    " Commissario Brunetti is a police detective with heart and a gentle cynicism who must work within a system we Americans would find hard to understand. He keeps his integrity and serves justice in Venice. It is a pleasure to follow his thinking. His love of food is evident in the loving descriptions of the meals he eats - at home (prepared by his fiesty wife, Paola,) and in local restaurants. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annie Oosterwyk | 2/3/2014

    " Not as good as usual. Paola is the bomb! What is Signorina Elettra doing with her Wednesday mornings? Teaching computer classes to the elderly? "

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