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Fatal Remedies by Donna Leon

Fatal Remedies (1999)

by Donna Leon

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Series: Commissario Brunetti (8)

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Commissario Brunetti is not prepared for the phone call that leads to his discovery that his beloved Paola has taken to crime. Her desire to put a stop to the sex tourism industry led her to throw a stone through the window of a local travel agency that arranged for these tours. Before the building’s owner could decide whether he wanted to press charges, he was murdered. Did Paola’s actions motivate the murder, or was there another reason that someone might have wanted to kill Dottor Mitri?

The series seemed to hit its stride again with this book. The investigation of the crime was more satisfactory than that in the previous book in the series. Paola’s vandalism and the motive behind it provided a means to explore the relationship between Guido and Paola. The investigation took an unexpected turn, and the murder was wrapped up more satisfactorily than is typical for the series. The series shows no sign yet of growing stale. ( )
  cbl_tn | Feb 9, 2019 |
I love all her books. I was quite intrigued by the notion that there are some companies out there selling expired medicines in third world countries (not so far fetched to me). Also, I was interested in the discussion between Paola and Guido about the sex tours. Paola actually became even more of a person in this book, which I liked. ( )
  Denise701 | Sep 26, 2017 |
Very good. I love the Venetian setting. ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jul 4, 2017 |
Another must read by a favorite author . ( )
  nanaval | Apr 5, 2015 |
Paola Brunetti, frustrated by the lack of any legal recourse, decides to take matters into her own hands to protest a local travel agency's tours to third world countries for the purpose of connecting tourists with child prostitutes. She throws a rock through a travel agency's windows, setting discord in motion between her and Guido. Shortly thereafter, the owner of the agency is murdered, causing Paola to assume that her actions precipitated the murder. ( )
  sleahey | Mar 3, 2015 |
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Donna Leonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Björklund, Ing-BrittTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Desmond, William OlivierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elwenspoek, MonikaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Franci-Ekeler, ElsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fuente, Ana María de laTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Donna Leon's multitude of fans around the world has grown with each new Commissario Brunetti novel, and now mystery lovers in the United States can enjoy another compelling episode. In Fatal Remedies, Brunetti's career is under threat when his professional and personal lives unexpectedly intersect. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city, and Brunetti is shocked to find that the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene is a member of his own family. Meanwhile, he is also under pressure from his superiors to solve a daring robbery with connections to a suspicious accidental death. Could the two crimes be connected? And will Brunetti be able to prove his family's innocence before it's too late?

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For Commissario Guido Brunetti it begins with an early morning phone call. A sudden act of vandalism has just been committed in the chill Venetian dawn. But Brunetti soon discovers that the perpetrator is no petty criminal, for the culprit at the scene is none other than Paola Brunetti, his wife.… (more)

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