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Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon (2011)

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Donna Leon gives us another great Commissario Guido Brunetti subtle murder mystery. ( )
  nanaval | Aug 5, 2015 |
I really enjoy Donna Leon's writing. I like the language she uses and the very real characters. I appreciate the grey areas that she explores and the inner thoughtfulness of her detective. This was read by David Colocci and he does a wonderful job. Great job everyone! ( )
  njcur | Jul 15, 2015 |
As usual in the Commissario Brunetti series, the reader is taken on a ride through Venice while investigations are underway into the death of Signora Altavilla, an elderly woman found dead in her apartment by her neighbor. The coroner rules the death by heart attack but Brunetti is alarmed by bruises on her body that don't seem to fit with a fall. Delving into the woman's activities, along the help of Signorina Elettra, Brunetti finds the hidden world surrounding domestic violence and steps that often are taken to save those women who cannot protect themselves. ( )
  cyderry | Jun 30, 2015 |
Another of the mysteries with Guido Brunetti, as enjoyable As the rest of Donna Leon's books. This one delves into the art world of Venice. A quick read, with familiar characters and relationships. ( )
  Pmaurer | Jul 21, 2014 |
Synopsis: An elderly lady has died from what appears to be a heart attack. However, there is some physical evidence that someone may have pushed her into that heart attack. This leads Brunetti into the world of abused women and groups set up to help them.
Review: As usual, Leon's book is rich in its description of Venice and its occupants. And, as usual, the ending leaves the reader with a bit of disquiet. ( )
  DrLed | Jan 13, 2014 |
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As languid in its movement as a gondola ride. Yet none of Brunetti’s earlier cases is as remorselessly clear in connecting the delicately comic anti-authoritarian gestures Brunetti winks at to the miasma of corruption that hangs over his beloved Venice.
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Nearly twenty years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992’s Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon’s novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption. This internationally acclaimed, bestselling series is widely considered one of the best ever written, and Atlantic Monthly Press is thrilled to be publishing the twentieth installment, Drawing Conclusions, this spring.

Late one night, Brunetti is called away from dinner to investigate the death of a widow in her modest apartment. Though there are some signs of a struggle, the medical examiner rules that she died of a heart attack. It seems there is nothing for Brunetti to investigate. But he can’t shake the feeling that something or someone may have triggered her heart attack, that perhaps the woman was threatened. Conversations with the woman’s son, her upstairs neighbor, and the nun in charge of the old-age home where she volunteered, do little to satisfy Brunetti’s nagging curiosity. With the help of Inspector Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra, perhaps Brunetti can get to the truth and find some measure of justice.

Insightful and emotionally powerful, Drawing Conclusions reaffirms Donna Leon’s status as one of the masters of literary crime fiction.

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Commissario Guido Brunetti, with the help of Inspector Lorenzo Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra Zorzi, investigates the death of an old woman in a Spartan apartment on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio.

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