Drawing Conclusions (Commissario Brunetti, #20)
A young woman returns from holiday to find her elderly neighbour dead on the floor. A heart attack seems the likely cause, but Commissario Brunetti is not so sure and decides to take a closer look. Soon he discovers that she was part of an organization that cares for abused women and that her... show more
A young woman returns from holiday to find her elderly neighbour dead on the floor. A heart attack seems the likely cause, but Commissario Brunetti is not so sure and decides to take a closer look. Soon he discovers that she was part of an organization that cares for abused women and that her apartment was a safe-house. Convinced that this is the lead he has been looking for, Brunetti begins his search for answers. But as he sets out to discover the truth behind her death, he is drawn into a decades-old story of lies and deceit that has blighted love and ruined lives - and has claimed this innocent woman as its newest victim. Brunetti's investigation takes him deep into the dark heart of his beloved Venice.
Publish date: April 7th 2011
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Italian Literature
Series: Commissario Brunetti 6 (#20)
This 20th Guido Brunetti mystery is another solid offering from Donna Leon. It features, as usual, a wonderful look at the culture of Venice. It's difficult to read any of these books and not crave the food being eaten or prepared or the beverages being imbibed. The story and the storytelling are ve...
Irgendwie ja ganz nett für zwischendurch, aber mehr auch nicht. Ich glaube, Brunetti und ich werden wohl keine großen Freunde mehr...
The first chapter didn't seem promising, but I stuck with it and I'm glad that I did. The neighbor who finds the dead woman turns out to have nothing further to do with the story. I'm glad of that, because her story didn't seem particularly interesting to me. But it was a bit of a dead end. Odd. Any...
3.5Sad, sad, sad. I need something more upbeat for a while.