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A Noble Radiance (Guido Brunetti, No 7) (original 1998; edition 2003)

by Donna Leon

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Title:A Noble Radiance (Guido Brunetti, No 7)
Authors:Donna Leon
Info:Penguin Books (2003), Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
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A Noble Radiance by Donna Leon (1998)

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This is the best in the Brunetti series so far. It's so interesting & emotional & great. Also, I am getting to know the characters enough to predict their actions & the author enough to predict her words. I love the familiarity, really. ( )
  mvbdlr | Aug 2, 2014 |
Interesting story... Liked the setting. Will likely read more from this author/series. ( )
  Danica.Rice | Apr 29, 2014 |
bought 02/01/08 in Hamilton
finished 16/01/08

Perhaps a more satisfying ending that most of the Brunetti books. ( )
  Susanna.Dilliott | Apr 23, 2014 |
As always the setting, characters and especially the food make these my favorite mysteries. ( )
  alyson | Aug 29, 2013 |
Venice is a place I want to experience again and again, and if I can't do it in person, I hope to do it through history or fiction. Leon's book falls a little short both as fiction and as a vicarious way to experience Venice. Neither the characters or story pulled me in far enough to read another in the series. ( )
  datrappert | Aug 6, 2013 |
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La nobiltà ha dipinta negli occhi l'onestà
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There was nothing much to notice about the field, a hundred-metre square of dry grass below a small village in the foothills of the Dolomites.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142003190, Mass Market Paperback)

Donna Leon has topped European bestseller lists for more than a decade with a series of mysteries featuring clever Commissario Guido Brunetti. Always ready to bend the rules to uncover the threads of a crime, Brunetti manages to maintain his integrity while maneuvering through a city rife with politics, corruption, and intrigue.

In A Noble Radiance a new landowner is summoned urgently to his house not far from Venice when workmen accidentally unearth a macabre grave. The human corpse is badly decomposed, but a ring found nearby proves to be a first clue that reopens an infamous case of kidnapping involving one of Venice's most aristocratic families. Only Commissario Brunetti can unravel the clues and find his way into both the heart of patrician Venice and that of a family grieving for their abducted son.

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"In a small village at the foot of the Italian Dolomites, not far from Venice, the gardens of a deserted farmhouse have lain untouched for decades. But the new owner, anxious for renovations to begin, is summoned to the house when his workmen disturb a macabre grave...Then a valuable signet ring is found nearby. It is the first clue to reignite an infamous cold case of kidnapping and disappearance involving one of Venice's oldest families. Only Commissioner Guido Brunetti can unravel the clues"--p.[4] of cover.… (more)

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