Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BY ITS COVER by Donna Leon






  • Series: Commissario Guido Brunetti
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802122647
  • ISBN-13: 978-080212264
  • Audio narrated by David Colacci.



  • SUMMARY: from Amazon.com "One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem—the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn’t exist.As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty.

    MY TAKE: I love reading the Brunetti series. It is one of the few series I haven't gotten tired of reading.. Ah Venice, Ms Leon makes it so tempting to want to go there and see the sights she writes about. If you enjoy audio David Colacci is a great narrator giving just the right accent. This title seems particularly fitting since it deals with libraries. Like McCall Smith, there is more to the story than just the mystery.  The flavor of personalities and place.

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