Death and Judgment
With more than 500,000 copies of her books in print in the United States, Donna Leon continues to find new fans for her riveting Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries. In Death and Judgment, a truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains.... show more
With more than 500,000 copies of her books in print in the United States, Donna Leon continues to find new fans for her riveting Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries. In Death and Judgment, a truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna. But it will take another violent death in Venice before Brunetti and his colleagues begin to understand what is really going on.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 26th 2006
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
, Italian Literature
Series: Commissario Brunetti 6 (#4)
Cuatro estrellas! Siempre se me olvida lo grato que es leer a la Donna Leon. De partida, el protagonista es el Comissario Brunetti, un tipo al que es un gusto visitar por ser un policía honesto, con dos hijos y una mujer que aunque es hija de millonarios, es de izquierda y profesora de literatura en...
It was three stars tending toward four until the end....I have come to expect a satisfactory (which is NOT to say happy) conclusion from these (wonderful) books. I didn't get it here.
This is a dark, cynical tale of corruption, the madness of men and how men can become so alien from their human side that trading, exploiting, selling and killing humans, especially women, is a way of life and business as usual. The principal characters in Leon's Brunetti universe are set by this bo...
Commissario Brunetti, a regular readers of Rarebits, will remember, is the creation of Donna Leon. He's stubbornly honest in an Italian society that is portrayed as rife with criminal behavior, a country so overwhelmed by new laws that are enacted one day only to be repealed the next, that the disti...