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Blood from a Stone (Paperback)

Author:  Donna Leon
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0143117092
ISBN-13: 9780143117094
Sku: 211824560
Publish Date: 2/23/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  304
Age Range:  22 to UP
 
Two men passed under the wooden arch that led into Campo Santo Stefano, their bodies harlequined by the coloured Christmas lights suspended above them. (from the first line)
In a mystery that offers an unexpected take on life in contemporary Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti plunges into the Venetian underworld of illegal African immigrants as he investigates after a street vendor is killed in a scuffle. *Author: Leon, Donna *Publication Date: 2010/02/23 *Number of Pages: 304 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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In a mystery that offers an unexpected take on life in contemporary Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti plunges into the Venetian underworld of illegal African immigrants as he investigates after a street vendor is killed in a scuffle.
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Once again, Commissario Guido Brunetti sets himself against the corrupt bureaucracies of both the Venetian police and the Italian government in the 14th mystery to star the detective with an inconvenient sense of integrity. Two men use silenced pistols to gun down an illegal Senegalese immigrant selling knockoffs of designer handbags. It looks like a professional hit, but what's the motive? Commissario Brunetti gets an inkling of it when he discovers a box of conflict diamonds in the deceased's residence. Unfortunately, as per usual for Brunetti's more sensitive cases, he's strongly discouraged from pursuing the case any further, but also as per usual, he disregards the suggestion.
Author Bio
Donna Leon
Leon has lived in Venice for decades, and has taught English at the United States Air Force Base.

Praise

Publishers Weekly
"[S]tunning...an engrossing, complex plot." (starred review) 03/21/2005

New York Times Book Review
"[B]leakly beautiful....[A] subtle and sophisticated mystery." - Marilyn Stasio 05/22/2005

Times Literary Supplement
"This is comfort reading of a high order." - Heather O'Donoghue 03/25/2005

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0304
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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