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Unto Us a Son Is Given by Donna Leon



ISBN: 9781787463196 Category: Tags: , ,


SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD The latest bestselling Venice crime novel from celebrated author Donna Leon As a favour to his wealthy father-in-law the Count Falier Commissario Guido Brunetti agrees to investigate the seemingly innocent wish of the Count’s best friend the elderly and childless Gonzalo to adopt a younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would become the sole heir to Gonzalo’s substantial fortune something which Gonzalo’s friends including the Count find appalling. For his part Brunetti wonders why they’re so intent on meddling in the old man’s business. Not long after Brunetti meets with Gonzalo the elderly man unexpectedly passes away from natural causes. Old and frail Gonzalo’s death goes unquestioned and a few of his oldest friends gather in Venice to plan the memorial service. But when Berta a striking woman and one of Gonzalo’s closest confidantes is strangled in her hotel room Brunetti is drawn into long-buried secrets from Gonzalo’s past. What did Berta know? And who would go to such lengths to ensure it would remain hidden? Once again Donna Leon brilliantly follows the twists and turns of the human condition set against the ebb and flow of Venetian life.

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Weight 192 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 17 mm


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