By Its Cover

By Its Cover

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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Donna Leon' s critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its fearlessness in exploring politics, morality, and contemporary Italian culture. In the pages of Leon' s novels, the beloved conversations of the Brunetti family have drawn on topics of art and literature, but books are at the heart of this novel in a way they never have been before. One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem-- the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn' t exist. As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, Inc. ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2014, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781490623160
Additional Contributors: Colacci, David
Recorded Books, Inc


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Feb 23, 2018

As usual, a complex plot. Brunetti, lover of old books, gets a direct call from a small but pretentious library he once visited as a student. The director is beside herself because the guard has discovered a handful of ancient books, donated by one of Venice's richest women, are missing. Worse, she had promised her entire collection on her death. Even worse, she's nasty, and a friend of Brunetti's wife's parents. It doesn't take long to learn that the American professor who came with immpeccable credentials wasn't who he said he was, the man known as "Tertulian" because he quietly read the Church Fathers wasn't who he claimed either; nor was the guard who was supposed to check everyone''s briefcase as they left. But who were any of them? Brunetti's love of old books helps crack the case, though murder intervenes.

Dec 09, 2016

(Book 23 in the Guido Brunetti series)


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