Friends in High Places
Publish date: March 2001
Publisher: Arrow Books
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Italian Literature
Series: Commissario Brunetti (#9)
I think I like Donna Leon's Brunetti mysteries more for the setting and the main characters than for the mysteries themselves. Leon has woven a enticing tale of governmental corruption (friends in high places) and payday-lenders but the scenes I enjoy the most are those of Brunetti and his family a...
Comissario Brunetti is visited by a building inspector who tells him there are some irregularities with his apartment. A few weeks later, that same inspector calls him, telling him he thinks there's something weird in the place where he works, but never gets the chance to explain. He is dead within ...
Sometimes it only takes small things to derail a plan. Brunetti receives the visit of a city building employee about the "non existence" of their apartment. Venice's building code is a nightmare in the best of times creating opportunities for corrupted officials alike. But the sand castle can be swe...
I'm surprised to see some of the negative ratings here. Perhaps it's because you need to get to know the characters and appreciate the interplay between Guido, his wife, Paula, and his children. Or, it could be that some folks just prefer action-packed shoot-em-ups rather (I can appreciate those to...