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Fatal Remedies

Rejacketed reissue t began with an early morning phone call. A sudden act of vandalism had just been committed in the chill Venetian dawn. But Commissario Guido Brunetti soon finds out that the perpetrator is no petty criminal. For the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene of the crime is none other than Paola Brunetti, his wife. As Paola s actions provoke a crisis in the Brunetti household, Brunetti himself is under increasing pressure at work- a daring robbery with Mafia connections is linked to a suspicious death and his superiors need quick results. As his professional and personal lives clash, Brunetti s own career is under threat and the conspiracy which Paola had risked everything to expose draws him inexorably to the brink
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From Sunday Times bestselling author Donna Leon comes the eighth installment in the Commissario Brunetti crime fiction series, in which Brunetti finds himself forced to arrest his own wife...

About the Author

Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna's books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world. Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and Beastly Things.


"Donna Leon has established Commissario Guido Brunetti as one of the most engaging of fictional detectives ... Brunetti is ... back on track, sadder perhaps, but wiser and wittier than ever" * Sunday Times * "A splendid series ... with a backdrop of the city so vivid you can smell it" * Sunday Telegraph * "One of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever" * The Washington Post * "No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice . . . like Leon's Brunetti" * Time * "[Brunetti's] humane police work is disarming, and his ambles through the city are a delight" * The New York Times Book Review *

This eighth book in the Commissario Brunetti mystery series was first published in 1999. When Paola Brunetti decides to object to one of society's evils by breaking a window of a travel agency that routinely plans tours for men preying upon powerless young Asians, she opens the way to another crime. The agency owner is strangled, and a note found with the body proclaims the reason to be his tours for pedophiles. Commissario Brunetti discounts the note when he finds perplexing leads into yet another immoral business. VERDICT Crime in Venice is a little more exotic than crime in the United States, so prepare to be charmed by David Colacci's reading, the likable characters, and the Venetian views. Recommended for all audio collections.-Juleigh Muirhead Clark, -Colonial Williamsburg Fdn. Lib., VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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