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Suffer the Little Children By Donna Leon

Suffer the Little Children
by Donna Leon

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When Commissario Brunetti is summoned to the hospital bedside of a senior paediatrician whose skull has been brutally fractured, he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men have burst into the doctor's apartment in the middle of the night, attacked him and took his 18-month-old son - but why?
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Suffer the Little Children: (Brunetti 16) by Donna Leon

When Commissario Brunetti is summoned to the hospital bedside of a senior paediatrician whose skull has been brutally fractured, he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men have burst into the doctor's apartment in the middle of the night, attacked him and took his 18-month-old son - but why? As he investigates, Brunetti finds infertility, desperation, and babies for sale. Meanwhile, Inspector Vianello uncovers a scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city. And certain information about one's neighbours can lead to all kinds of corruption and all sorts of pain... Donna Leon's new novel is as subtle and gripping as ever, set in a beautifully realised Venice, seething with small-town malice

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Suffer the Little Children Reviews


"Donna Leon is keeping up an astonishingly high standard. In Suffer the Little Children she achieves a perfect blend of characters, place, mystery and social issues ... Leon handles a sensitive, emotional subject with compassion ... she portrays Venice as a living, flawed city, not a smug tourist trap. Her 16th Brunetti novel is also one of her best" * The Times *
"Leon tackles this difficult issue sensitively, without stinting on mouth-watering descriptions of Venice" * Telegraph *
"Leon started out with offhand, elegant excellence, and has simply kept it up" * The Guardian *
"Summarizing Leon's plot, like telling the story of an opera, cannot do justice to the subtlety, drama and narrative skill that keep us turning the pages, wondering until the end how she will manage to tie up so many loose ends ... [and] Leon's fans who use Brunetti as an insider's guide to Venice will not be disappointed" * TLS *
"Leon's sixteenth Commissario Brunetti mystery is brilliant; she has never become perfunctory, never failed to give us vivid portraits of people and of Venice, never lost her fine, disillusioned indignation" -- Ursula K. Le Guin * The New York Times *

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

GOR001145949
Suffer the Little Children: (Brunetti 16) by Donna Leon
Donna Leon
Brunetti
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2008-03-06
352
0099503220
9780099503224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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