A Question of Belief (Commissario Brunetti, Book 19) by Donna Leon

By Donna Leon

"Brunetti is a surprise: shrewdpermanent, cultured, and devoted to his work." --The Washington Post

Commissario Guido Brunetti longs to flee the crowds of visitors and oppressive warmth of Venice in August. yet earlier than he can sign up for his kin on vacation within the mountains, a folder containing courtroom files lands on his table. An outdated good friend suspects a sinister reason in the back of a neighborhood court's infamous inefficiency. in the meantime, Brunetti's colleague, Inspector Lorenzo Vianello, is anxious approximately his aunt's surprising- and expensive-interest in astrology and enlists the commissario's aid. simply while it kind of feels Brunetti may be in a position to make his getaway, a brutal crime shocks the town and he forces himself to shake off the warmth and get all the way down to work.

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