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Blood From A Stone By Donna Leon

Blood From A Stone
by Donna Leon

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On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death - fake handbags of every designer label - but they have seen nothing that might be of much help to the police.
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Blood From A Stone: (Brunetti 14) by Donna Leon

On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death - fake handbags of every designer label - but they have seen nothing that might be of much help to the police. When Commissario Brunetti arrives on the scene, he finds it hard to understand why anyone would murder an illegal immigrant. They have few social connections and little money; in-fighting is the obvious answer. But once Brunetti begins investigating this unfamiliar Venetian underworld, he discovers that matters of great value are at stake in the immigrant community...

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Blood From A Stone Reviews


"The fabulous Donna Leon" -- Antonia Fraser * Spectator *
"The thoughtful and charming [Brunetti] is on top form... His nicely balanced world...is cumulatively engrossing" * Sunday Times *
"Donna Leon has a wonderful feel for the hidden evils that lie below the facade of the magical city" * The Times *
"[Leon's] passion for all things Venetian - churches, palaces, statues and especially the food - comes over loud and clear... No one writes about the grey areas of life better" * Guardian *
"It would be simply perverse not to acknowledge the skill with which Leon has assembled these familiar elements... The reader comes to look forward to Paola's elegant Venetian lunches as much as Brunetti does...Comfort reading of the highest order" * TLS *

About Donna Leon


Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna's books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world. Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and Beastly Things.

Additional information

GOR000863616
Blood From A Stone: (Brunetti 14) by Donna Leon
Donna Leon
Brunetti
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2006-03-02
368
0099474182
9780099474180
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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