When the boss' 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. Brunetti, despite qualms whose origins he does not wish to investigate too closely, reluctantly agrees. As well, Commissario Brunetti and his family, Brunetti and his co-workers at the Questura are so real we come to feel we know them. That bein Leon describes Pellestrina and the people who inhabit it in well-crafted sentences that convey the details of the culture. 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.
Good read about the outer islands on the Venice lagoon. When Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra? Now Brunetti must worry about Elletra putting herself in the sights of a violent killer. I would imagine that it rarely happens in real life, but it occurs all too frequently in crime novels. Surprising how different the culture is to that of Venice itself. Pellestrina is a small village that sits on a strip of land on the southwest edge of the Venice lagoon; it is under the jurisdiction of Venice.
Aber leider, leider hat sie aus der dortigen ländlichen Atmosphäre, den verschlossenen, mitunter kauzigen Bewohnern nichts gemacht. They have come a long way since they first met and I am really enjoying their interaction with each other. I have absolutely loved the previous 9 of the Brunetti series. Vianello have no luck getting any information from the villagers. Commissario Brunetti finds himself adrift in his tenth investigation? Drei der vier Toten erscheinen als reine Hilfsmittel um überhaupt so etwas wie Neugier beim Leser wachzurufen, entpuppen sich aber schnell als für die eigentliche Story dürftige Seifenblasen. I would have enjoyed more character development, too.
. The qu My appetite is huge for Donna Leon's detailed knowledge of Venice, the city and its people, and her cynical take on corrupt institutions in this legendary place. Neither Brunetti nor his sergeant Inspector Vianello were able to get residents to talk about the deceased or their enemies due to their outsider status in this tight-lipped fishing community together with belonging to a Police force outside their jurisdiction. And anyone who wasn't born there is considered a stranger. But is it just concern for her safety, or is Brunetti going to have to face up to his own attraction to the lovely, mysterious Elletra? David Colacci's voice is melodious speaking Italian, Veneto, or English.
May Leon never stop writing. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. And we're strongly reminded that Venice is an island metropolis, where water figures in daily life. But the crux of this book is the relationships between certain characters that run deeper and richer, with more nuances than in prior books. The issues involve attraction, friendship, loyalty, trust and especially love between and among friends.
He hastens to the island to investigate, and feels guiltless relief when he see's it is not Elettra. It's written in 2001, and is supposed to be contemporary. Leon should have left her in her familiar niche, as a comic foil; that we don't know much about her private life is perfectly fine. After the initial murders, there is little action until the last four chapters of the book. This one is a must read.
He calls his boss, Commissario Brunetti, to ask how to proceed. A Sea of Troubles, the 10th Commissario Brunetti mystery featuring Venetian police detective, Guido Brunetti starts with the bodies of two fishermen found in a burnt fishing boat in one of the outer islands on the Venice lagoon. The small fishing community offers to share any information about the murders. This novel, the tenth in the Guido Brunetti Venetian mysteries, was a powerful offering, with a haunting, disturbing ending. In some ways the series reminds me of Lescroart's in San Francisco--strong sense of place and strong family links.
An explosion on a fishing boat in the dead of night sinks it, and the bodies of the owners, father and son, are found inside - but evidence shows they were murdered before the boat was sunk. Sergeant Vianello is on hand when divers search the sunken boat. This is probably one of the difficulties for an author writing a well established series, it's hard for the reader to accept changes to a character, particularly when they go from making excellent decisions to making rather thoughtless mistakes. Brunetti's family, on the other hand, appeared more real than Elettra, despite the fact that they play a very much smaller part in the book. It is the first of the series that I have read in which anyone could be said to be in any danger. She goes out to a fishing village there to ask questions about a murder which has taken place and while shes there she meets this young Italian, falls in love with him and Brunetti eventually discovers that there is a connection between the young man and the murder. Donna Leon has lived in Venice for over twenty-five years.
It was ultimately a good choice for our group discussion and it was great to re-visit Venice which I last traveled to 20 ye Read this for our family book club the selection process is pretty stringent--so it speaks highly of this book that it made the cut of six people with a wide and disparate range of reading interests I don't read a lot of mysteries and this is the first I've learned of Donna Leon, but this book was well-written and a relatively quick read, with some intriguing characters. This may be the best book in the series so far. The plot is beautifully constructed. Usually, she's in the office, working her magic on the computer. After the initial murders, there is little action until the last four chapters of the book.
There is violence in many of the Commissario Brunetti mysteries, of course - many of the crimes being investigated are murder. Commissario Brunetti is assigned to investigate, and when, as always, he seeks research assistance from Signorina Elletra, she takes it into her head to visit her relatives on the island and do some unofficial undercover work. Not as good as some of her others. One of the reasons I love this series is because it's not action packed and it's all a little more realistic because of that except Paula's amazing ability to have a big job and still have everything perfect at home. When Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra? I particularly enjoyed the way she took me on a tour of the Venetian lagoon and the surrounding islands and communities. Here, once again, Leon has Brunetti confronting corruption not only of officials, but of his beloved city, its many canals, and calles, and the seafood that comes from those waters.