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Das Gesetz der Lagune (original 2001; edition 2012)

by Donna Leon

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Title:Das Gesetz der Lagune
Authors:Donna Leon
Info:Diogenes (2012), Edition: 1, Gebundene Ausgabe, 321 pages
Collections:Your library, Gelesen und in Besitz
Rating:****
Tags:Roman, Krimi, Italien, Commissario Brunetti

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This will be brief and unhelpful because I read it a few years ago, but this was one of my favorites out of the series because it focused on Signorina Elettra. ( )
  amy_marie26 | Oct 25, 2013 |
I liked this book a lot, as far as I got. I mistakenly returned it to the library (interlibrary loan!) when I had just got to a very thrilling part of the tale.Brunetti is investigating a mysterious double murder on an island in the Lagoon, and after reading this, I probably won't order shrimp if I get to go to Venice. ( )
  auntieknickers | Apr 3, 2013 |
This is the tenth in a series that goes from strength. ( )
  Condorena | Apr 2, 2013 |
Donna Leon on sizzling form. ( )
  sianpr | Feb 17, 2013 |
Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to the little fishing village of Pellestrina after a fishing boat explodes and sinks and two bodies are found in the wreckage. The clam fishermen are not very communicative so Signorina Elettra "volunteers" to gather information while on "vacation" in the village while she visits with relatives.

What Brunetti uncovers on his own, makes him question the wisdom of allowing Signorina Elettra to remain the corrupt environment which threatens to be exposed by the investigation.

This was not one of Leon's best, IMO, leaving me a bit flat. The police procedural was missing and the thrilling end was the only redeeming part. ( )
  cyderry | Aug 16, 2012 |
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Soave sia il vento
Tranquilla sia l'onda
Ed ogni elemento
Benigno risponda
Ai vostri desirl


Gentle be the breeze,
calm be the waves,
and every element
respond kindly
to your desires.

--Così fan tutte
Mozart
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for Rudolf C. Bettschart and Daniel Keel
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Pellestrina is a long, narrow peninsula of sand that has, over the course of the centuries, been turned into habitable ground.
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The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the Questore's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to visit the island, where she has relatives, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders, concerns for Elettra's safety, and his not entirely straightforward feelings for her.
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When Commissario Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra's offer to visit her relatives there to search for clues. Though loyal to his beloved wife, Paola, he must admit that less-than-platonic emotions underlie his concern for his boss's beautiful secretary.… (more)

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