By Donna Leon
"Brunetti is a wonder: shrewdpermanent, cultured, and devoted to his work." --The Washington Post
Commissario Guido Brunetti longs to flee the crowds of visitors and oppressive warmth of Venice in August. yet ahead of he can sign up for his kin on vacation within the mountains, a folder containing court docket files lands on his table. An outdated pal suspects a sinister cause in the back of a neighborhood court's infamous inefficiency. in the meantime, Brunetti's colleague, Inspector Lorenzo Vianello, is worried approximately his aunt's unexpected- and expensive-interest in astrology and enlists the commissario's aid. simply whilst it kind of feels Brunetti should be in a position to make his getaway, a brutal crime shocks town and he forces himself to shake off the warmth and get all the way down to work.
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A Question of Belief (Commissario Brunetti, Book 19) by Donna Leon