Beastly Things (Commissario Brunetti, Book 21) by Donna Leon

By Donna Leon

While the physique of guy is located in a canal, broken by means of the tides, wearing no pockets, and donning just one shoe, Brunetti has little to paintings with. No neighborhood has filed a missing-person file, and no lodge site visitors have disappeared. the place was once the crime scene? and the way can Brunetti determine the guy while he can’t exhibit photographs of his face? The post-mortem exhibits a fashion ahead: it seems the guy was once being affected by an extraordinary, disfiguring illness. With Inspector Vianello, Brunetti canvasses shoe shops, and lands up at the mainland in Mestre, outdoor of his ordinary sphere. From a shopkeeper, they study that the fellow had a kindly manner with animals.

At a similar time, animal rights and meat intake are speedy changing into preoccupying concerns on the Venice Questura, and in Brunetti’s domestic, the place dialog at kinfolk foodstuff provide a window into the thrill and conflicts of Italian existence. possibly with the aid of Signorina Elettra, Brunetti and Vianello can determine the fellow and comprehend why an individual sought after him dead.

As sophisticated and engrossing as ever, Leon’s Beastly Things is immensely stress-free, fascinating, and finally relocating.

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