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By its cover: a Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

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The peace of a Venice library is shattered by the murder of a patron in the New York Times–bestselling series starring "a superb police detective" (Library Journal).

A Seattle Times Best Mystery and Crime Novel of the Year

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 they check his credentials, it seems the American professor doesn't exist.

As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian who'd spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent or guilty.

"Leon offers a finely drawn tale that encompasses theft, blackmail, emotional violence, and murder, as well as a rich array of characters [and] compellingly combines their workaday crime-solving with a detailed picture of a vanishing Venice." —The Boston Globe

"Above all, Brunetti is a careful reader, of people, of places, of situations, and he never stops at surface meanings. That's why we bookish types adore him the way we do, and why this will likely be one of his most-loved adventures." —Booklist, starred review
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A Seattle Times Best Mystery and Crime Novel of the Year

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 they check his credentials, it seems the American professor doesn't exist.

As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian who'd spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent or guilty.

"Leon offers a finely drawn tale that encompasses theft, blackmail, emotional violence, and murder, as well as a rich array of characters [and] compellingly combines their workaday crime-solving with a detailed picture of a vanishing Venice." —The Boston Globe

"Above all, Brunetti is a careful reader, of people, of places, of situations, and he never stops at surface meanings. That's why we bookish types adore him the way we do, and why this will likely be one of his most-loved adventures." —Booklist, starred review
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seriesGuido Brunetti mysteries
series_with_volumeGuido Brunetti mysteries|23
subject_facetBrunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Brunetti, Guido -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Electronic books
Libraries -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Police -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction
Venice (Italy) -- Fiction
title_displayBy its cover
title_fullBy Its Cover
By Its Cover : a Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery [electronic resource] / Donna Leon
By its Cover
By its cover / Donna Leon
By its cover [electronic resource] / Donna Leon
title_shortBy its cover
title_suba Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
topic_facetBrunetti, Guido
Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character)
Detective and mystery stories
Electronic books
Fiction
Investigation
Libraries
Murder
Mystery
Police