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Death in A Strange Country

Leon, Donna

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Death in A Strange Country
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"Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Police confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid canal. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti the motive of robbery seems altogether too convenient. When something is discovered in the victim's apartment that suggests the existence of a high level conspiracy, Brunetti becomes convinced that somebody, somewhere, is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime"--Cover p. [4].
Publisher: New York : Penguin/Grove Press, 2008, c1993.
ISBN: 014311588X
9780143115885
Characteristics: 268 p. :,map ;,20 cm.

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Jun 16, 2014
  • DorisWaggoner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This 2nd in the series brings Commissario Brunetti his first encounter with Americans, other than the nuisance of tourists in his beloved Venice, when an unidentified body turns out to belong to a nearby US Army base. The mystery is convoluted, compounded by lack of cooperation on all sides, including his superior. Again Venice itself is a major character. I've enjoyed several later books in the series, and decided to go back to the beginning. Fun to see that Brunetti, his boss, and his family are fully formed characters from the get-go, though they all grow as the series progresses.

2nd in Guido Brunetti Series

Sep 02, 2010
  • penyak rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Ok if you really like Venice or have never been there and interested. Mystery was so-so.

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