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 holiday makers and oppressive warmth of Venice in August. yet ahead of he can subscribe to his kinfolk on vacation within the mountains, a folder containing court docket documents lands on his table. An outdated good friend suspects a sinister purpose at the back of a neighborhood court's infamous inefficiency. in the meantime, Brunetti's colleague, Inspector Lorenzo Vianello, is anxious approximately his aunt's surprising- and expensive-interest in astrology and enlists the commissario's aid. simply whilst it sort of feels Brunetti can be capable of make his getaway, a brutal crime shocks town and he forces himself to shake off the warmth and get right down to work.
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A Question of Belief (Commissario Brunetti, Book 19) by Donna Leon