The twenty-first Commissario Brunetti mystery and Donna Leon’s biggest New York Times bestseller yet It’s no wonder that Donna Leon’s latest mystery debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number ten. The series’s tantalizing crimes, Venetian setting, and much-loved commissario are a... show more
The twenty-first Commissario Brunetti mystery and Donna Leon’s biggest New York Times bestseller yet It’s no wonder that Donna Leon’s latest mystery debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number ten. The series’s tantalizing crimes, Venetian setting, and much-loved commissario are a winning combination that continues to earn critical acclaim and a growing readership around the globe. In Beastly Things, Leon lives up to her reputation as a writer unafraid to address the corruption underlying La Serenissima’s outward beauty. When an unidentified murder victim winds up in a canal, Brunetti travels beyond his usual sphere to find the connection between the dead man and a local slaughterhouse.
Publish date: April 30th 2013
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Commissario Brunetti 6 (#21)
Inspector Brunetti, Venice's finest, has another murder to solve and this one involves the meat-processing industry. The usual characters appear and there's a lot of talk about the worsening conditions in Venice due to modernisation and tourism. Like other Brunetti novels, this one is an easy read a...
Book 21 in the Commissario Brunetti seriesThe appeal in this series has been the leisurely approach Commissiario Brunnetti has in solving crimes, it was refreshing to see him pick up the pace and exert himself with a lot more hands on action this time. The structure has not change a whole lot, we st...
Donna Leon's "Beastly Things" is one among a long standing series of mysteries revolving around Commissario Guido Brunetti, taking place in the heart of Venice, Italy. It's my first novel in the progressive series, but from what I understand, it's a mystery that's self-contained, so readers who are...
No one encapsulates (though that really isn't the correct verb) societal despair better than Donna Leon. But then we end with the knowledge that we just have to keep on keepin' on. I used to rationalize...oh well that's Italy. Now, sadly, I know that despair is present and thriving here in the U....