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  • ISBN: 0802148697
  • ISBN: 9780802148698
  • ISBN: 0802148670
  • ISBN: 9780802148674
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm.
    print
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.

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General Note: Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
Summary, etc.: "When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding. "They killed him. It was bad money. I told him no," Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently deceased husband, Vittorio Fadalto. Even though he is not sure she can hear him, Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially appears to be a private family tragedy. They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice's water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Distracted briefly by Vice Questore Patta's obsession with youth crime in Venice, Brunetti is bolstered once more by the remarkable research skills of Patta's secretary, Signora Elettra Zorzi. Piecing together the tangled threads, in time Brunetti comes to realize the perilous meaning in the woman's accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire region. But justice in this case proves to be ambiguous, as Brunetti is reminded it can be when, seeking solace, he reads Aeschylus's classic play The Eumenides"--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Throughout her acclaimed Guido Brunetti series, Leon has brilliantly melded topical social issues with timeless considerations of human imperfections and the dilemmas they generate. Here she does so again with a meditative novel that looks at the water crisis in Venice—not flooding this time, but pollution—set against the eternal problem of justice. When police commissario Brunetti and his colleague Claudia Griffoni are summoned to the deathbed of a woman whose husband has recently died, apparently in a car accident, they are told, by the dying woman, that bad money killed her husband. Is there a crime to be investigated, is this merely a family tragedy? Naturally, Brunetti digs into the matter and finds that the dead man, whose job involved testing the waters in Venice's canals for contamination, may have uncovered a scandal that could threaten every Venetian. A motive for murder? Or blackmail? Answering those questions, as so often happens in this series, leads to larger and more ambiguous questions, this time about that beast, justice. Turning to Aeschylus' The Eumenides for clarity, Brunetti finds that our moral muddles have been with us for more than 2,000 years. This isn't the first time Brunetti has been forced to decide which crime to punish, which to ignore, but the burden of that decision has never been greater. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: In an age where so many seek simplistic and wrongheaded answers to complex questions, it is comforting that Leon, in celebrating human complexity, remains one of our most beloved writers. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Throughout her acclaimed Guido Brunetti series, Leon has brilliantly melded topical social issues with timeless considerations of human imperfections and the dilemmas they generate. Here she does so again with a meditative novel that looks at the water crisis in Venice—not flooding this time, but pollution—set against the eternal problem of justice. When police commissario Brunetti and his colleague Claudia Griffoni are summoned to the deathbed of a woman whose husband has recently died, apparently in a car accident, they are told, by the dying woman, that bad money killed her husband. Is there a crime to be investigated, is this merely a family tragedy? Naturally, Brunetti digs into the matter and finds that the dead man, whose job involved testing the waters in Venice's canals for contamination, may have uncovered a scandal that could threaten every Venetian. A motive for murder? Or blackmail? Answering those questions, as so often happens in this series, leads to larger and more ambiguous questions, this time about that beast, justice. Turning to Aeschylus' The Eumenides for clarity, Brunetti finds that our moral muddles have been with us for more than 2,000 years. This isn't the first time Brunetti has been forced to decide which crime to punish, which to ignore, but the burden of that decision has never been greater. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: In an age where so many seek simplistic and wrongheaded answers to complex questions, it is comforting that Leon, in celebrating human complexity, remains one of our most beloved writers. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Donna Leon is the author of the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Donna Leon lived in Venice for many years and now divides her time between Venice and Switzerland.

Subject: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Police Italy Fiction
Water Pollution Fiction
Dying declarations Fiction
Italy Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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