Unto us a son is given: A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

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"Your situation is always ambiguous, isn't it, Guido?", his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon's soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given. "The world we live in makes that necessary," Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can't be allowed his pleasure in peace.

And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room—having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder—a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction.

Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction's most memorable and enduring characters.

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And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room—having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder—a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction.

Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction's most memorable and enduring characters.

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seriesGuido Brunetti mysteries
series_with_volumeGuido Brunetti mysteries|28
subject_facetAdoption -- Fiction
Brunetti, Guido -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Electronic books
Families -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Police -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction
Venice (Italy) -- Fiction
title_displayUnto us a son is given
title_fullUnto Us a Son Is Given A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Unto us a son is given / Donna Leon
Unto us a son is given [electronic resource] / Donna Leon
title_shortUnto us a son is given
title_subA Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
topic_facetAdoption
Brunetti, Guido
Electronic books
Families
Fiction
Investigation
Murder
Mystery
Police