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The Anonymous Venetian (Ulverscroft Large Print Series) (original 1994; edition 1996)

by Donna Leon

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An investigation into the vicious murder of a transvestite takes Venice Police Commissario Guido Brunetti on a trail that leads him into a confrontation with the highest levels of the financial world, the Italian government, and the Church.
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Title:The Anonymous Venetian (Ulverscroft Large Print Series)
Authors:Donna Leon
Info:Ulverscroft Large Print Books (1996), Edition: 0, Hardcover, 512 pages
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Dressed for Death by Donna Leon (1994)

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Venice, law-enforcement, murder-investigation*****

This is my first foray into the world of Commissario Brunetti but it certainly won't be the last! The only difference in the police work from other law enforcement areas id that it is all by water and not by roadways. Otherwise, policework is much the same everywhere and this book is a fine example of due diligence in a murky social sphere. Well written and I loved it! ( )
  jetangen4571 | Jan 19, 2020 |
Apartments, bodies - great plot. ( )
  addunn3 | Aug 1, 2019 |
The murder of an apparent transvestite launches an investigation that leads in unexpected directions. As Venice's Commissario Brunetti begins to uncover the corruption in high places that resulted in the murder, he resigns himself to missing his much anticipated mountain vacation with his wife and children. While Brunetti always finds a way to get to the truth, but truth doesn't always lead to justice in a society where appearance is everything. ( )
  cbl_tn | Jul 14, 2018 |
Another solid, but uncomplex entry into Donna Leon's Venetian mystery series. It was a quick read. Not as much character development or insight as the first two in the series. It was as if the heat that permeated the book drained the energy of the author, too! ( )
  Thebrownbookloft | Jun 29, 2018 |
Commissario Brunetti investigates the murder of an apparent transvestite found in a nearby jurisdiction. Prostitutes congregated in the area where the victim's body turned up. As he investigates, he uncovers a rental scheme involving influential persons. As with many of Leon's novels involving corruption, much of the police work involves building a case that will hold up. Although lacking the finesse of some of her later novels, the novel still appeals to persons seeking solid police procedurals in a country other than the United States or United Kingdom. ( )
  thornton37814 | May 27, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Leon, Donnaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Björklund, Ing-BrittTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Colacci, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elsink, FransTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elwenspoek, Monikasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fuente, Ana María de laTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rooijen, Lucie vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ah forse adesso
Sul morir mio delusa
Priva d'ogni speranza, e di consiglio
Lagrime di dolor versa dal ciglio.
Ah, perhaps already
Deceived by my death
Deprived of every hope and counsel
Tears of pain flow from her eyes.
--Mozart, Lucio Silla
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To the memory of Arleen Auger
a perished sun
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The shoe was red, the red of London phone booths, New York fire engines, although these were not images that came to the man who first saw the shoe.
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Pubished as The Anonymous Venetian and as Dressed for Death.
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