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Doctored Evidence (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)

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The New York Times Book Review has raved that Donna Leon's evocative mysteries "shimmer in the grace of their setting and are warmed by the charm of their characters." Readers around the world eagerly anticipate each new novel in which Commissario Guido Brunetti finds cunning ways to surmount the arrogance and corruption of his fellow policemen in order to get at the heart of a crime. Leon's riveting new novel, Doctored Evidence, follows Brunetti down the winding streets of contemporary Venice as he throws open the doors of a case his superiors would rather leave closed. When a miserly spinster is found brutally murdered in her Venice apartment, police immediately suspect her Romanian housekeeper. They are certain their job is done after the immigrant dies while fleeing arrest, but weeks later, a neighbor comes forward to defend the innocence of the accused. The only investigator who believes the alibi is Commissario Guido Brunetti, who will have to go behind the backs of his superiors to vindicate the Romanian and find her employer's actual killer. As always, the indispensable hacking skills of the ever-loyal Signorina Elettra are the perfect complement to Brunetti's meticulous detective work. She discovers mysterious deposits in the old woman's bank account, but who made them? Do they have to do with the old woman's son, a shadowy figure whose death left secrets and whispers in its wake? As Brunetti investigates, his wife, at home, reads him teachings on the Seven Deadly Sins. In a modern world of intrigue and nebulous morality, how do they relate to the murder at hand? Charged with suspense and evoking contemporary Venice with Donna Leon's masterful flair, Doctored Evidence shows whythe Brunetti novels have been praised by the Sunday Times of London as "a splendid series ... with a backdrop of the city so vivid you can almost smell it."

Synopsis:

Leon's riveting new novel follows Commissario Guido Brunetti down the winding streets of contemporary Venice as he throws open the doors of a case his superiors would rather leave closed.

Synopsis:

Beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti once again finds himself pursuing a puzzling case his fellow policemen would rather leave closed. What appears to be a cut-and-dried murder case pinpoints an elderly lady's maid as her killer. But Brunetti comes to a different conclusion and decides--unofficially--to take on the case himself.

Synopsis:

Donna Leon's riveting new novel, Doctored Evidence, follows Commissario Guido Brunetti down the winding streets of contemporary Venice as he throws open the doors of a case his superiors would rather leave closed. When a miserly spinster is found brutally murdered in her Venice apartment, police immediately suspect her Romanian housekeeper. They are certain their job is done after the immigrant dies while fleeing arrest, but weeks later; a neighbor comes forward to defend the innocence of the accused. The only investigator who believes the alibi is Brunetti, who will have to go behind the backs of his superiors to vindicate the Romanian and find her employer's actual killer. As always, the indispensable hacking skills of the ever-loyal Signorina Elettra are the perfect complement to Brunetti's meticulous detective work. She discovers mysterious deposits in the old woman's bank account, but who made them? As Brunetti investigates, his wife, at home, reads him teachings on the Seven Deadly Sins. In a modern world of intrigue and nebulous morality, how do they relate to the murder at hand? Doctored Evidence is charged with suspense and evokes a contemporary Venice with Donna Leon's masterful flair.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871139184
Subtitle:
A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
Leon, Donna
Location:
New York
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
Romanians.
Subject:
Brunetti, Guido
Subject:
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries
Series Volume:
89
Publication Date:
20040303
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
825x550

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Product details 256 pages Atlantic Monthly Press - English 9780871139184 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Leon's riveting new novel follows Commissario Guido Brunetti down the winding streets of contemporary Venice as he throws open the doors of a case his superiors would rather leave closed.
"Synopsis" by , Beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti once again finds himself pursuing a puzzling case his fellow policemen would rather leave closed. What appears to be a cut-and-dried murder case pinpoints an elderly lady's maid as her killer. But Brunetti comes to a different conclusion and decides--unofficially--to take on the case himself.
"Synopsis" by , Donna Leon's riveting new novel, Doctored Evidence, follows Commissario Guido Brunetti down the winding streets of contemporary Venice as he throws open the doors of a case his superiors would rather leave closed. When a miserly spinster is found brutally murdered in her Venice apartment, police immediately suspect her Romanian housekeeper. They are certain their job is done after the immigrant dies while fleeing arrest, but weeks later; a neighbor comes forward to defend the innocence of the accused. The only investigator who believes the alibi is Brunetti, who will have to go behind the backs of his superiors to vindicate the Romanian and find her employer's actual killer. As always, the indispensable hacking skills of the ever-loyal Signorina Elettra are the perfect complement to Brunetti's meticulous detective work. She discovers mysterious deposits in the old woman's bank account, but who made them? As Brunetti investigates, his wife, at home, reads him teachings on the Seven Deadly Sins. In a modern world of intrigue and nebulous morality, how do they relate to the murder at hand? Doctored Evidence is charged with suspense and evokes a contemporary Venice with Donna Leon's masterful flair.
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