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Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon

Label
Unto us a son is given
Title
Unto us a son is given
Statement of responsibility
Donna Leon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Your situation is always ambiguous, isn't it, Guido?", his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon's soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given. "The world we live in makes that necessary," Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room--having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder--a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction. Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction's most memorable and enduring characters.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leon, Donna
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E534
LC item number
U58 2019
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
A Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery
Series volume
[28]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brunetti, Guido
  • Police
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Murder
  • Families
  • Adoption
Target audience
adult
Label
Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Maps on endpapers
  • Sequel to: The temptation of forgiveness
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042108991
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780802129116
Lccn
2018058492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1042108991
  • (Sirsi)i9780802129116
Label
Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Maps on endpapers
  • Sequel to: The temptation of forgiveness
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042108991
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780802129116
Lccn
2018058492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1042108991
  • (Sirsi)i9780802129116

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