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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,838 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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On a spring day in Venice, Commissario Brunetti and his assistant Vianello play hooky to help Vianello’s friend Marco Ribetti, arrested during an environmental protest. They secure his release, only to be faced with the fury of the man’s father-in-law, Giovanni De Cal, who has made violent threats against Ribetti. Brunetti’s curiousity is piqued, and he finds himself drawn to investigate. Is De Cal the type of man to carry out his threats? When the body of De Cal’s bookish night watchman is found in front of the blazing furnace, he wonders: Could the old man have killed him?

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  • “No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice or the way favoritism and corruption shape Italian life like Leon’s Brunetti…the thoughtful Venetian cop with a love of food, an outspoken wife, and a computer-hacker secretary who plays man Friday to his detective.”


  • “One of the best of the international crime writers is Donna Leon, and her Commissario Guido Brunetti tales set in Venice are at the apex of continental thrillers.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “Every character, every line of dialogue, every descriptive passage rings true in a whodunit that’s also travel essay, political commentary and existential monologue. And the middle-aged, happily married Brunetti remains unique—an everyman who’s also extraordinary.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Satisfying as always”


  • “Leon shows once more why she has no serious rivals in the art of unfolding mysteries in which the killer’s identity is the least interesting detail.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helena | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed this book a lot.The plot moves gently, interwoven with descriptions of blowing glass and traveling around Venice by boat . A lovely series . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 2/14/2014

    " Commissario Brunetti goes to the glassblowing island of Murano to solve a murder. The plot wasn't as compelling as "Blood from a Stone", although the setting on Murano and storyline about glassblowing was intriguing. Brunetti remains an honest, real guy trying to do his job amidst a culture of corruption. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kathleen Resendes | 2/9/2014

    " I must say I agree wholeheartedly with the review written by Kristel Autencio. I liked pieces of the book, the involvement of Venice in the story. Loved the descriptions of the city. Liked the foods that were mentioned but the story itself came up short. It was a good read to take along in the car when arriving early someplace but I probably won't read any of her other mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sibylle | 2/5/2014

    " OK. The story didn't really grab me. Love her descriptions of Venice and Venitian life though, especially food and drink. Maybe I've just read too many of the Brunetti novels and they all seem to blend a bit too much - not surprising for such a long-running series. "

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