Suffer the Little Children

Suffer the Little Children

A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
A riveting new mystery from international bestseller Donna Leon

Donna Leon?s Commissario Brunetti series has made Venice?a city that?s beautiful and sophisticated, but also secretive and corrupt?one of mystery fans? most beloved locales. In this brilliant new book, Brunetti is summoned to the hospital bed of a respected pediatrician, where he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men had burst into the doctor?s apartment, attacked him, and kidnapped his eighteen-month-old son. What could have motivated an assault so violent that it has left the doctor mute? And could this crime be related to the moneymaking scam run by pharmacists that Brunetti?s colleague has recently uncovered? As Brunetti delves deeper into the case, a story of infertility, desperation, and illegal dealings begins to unfold.

Baker & Taylor
A brutal attack on a pediatrician by a Carabiniere captain and two privates, who also take away the doctor's eighteen-month-old son, draws Commissario Guido Brunetti into a dangerous case involving a ring of baby traffickers.

Baker
& Taylor

A brutal attack on a pediatrician by a Carabiniere captain and two privates, who also take away the doctor's eighteen-month-old son, draws Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Inspector Vianello, into a dangerous case involving a ring of baby traffickers and an illegal money-making scheme between pharmacists and doctors. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780143113614
9780871139603
087113960X
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY LEON...D

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jeffreyochsner
Apr 08, 2017

This book shows how people who think they are behaving morally can destroy other people's lives. I could not stop reading because I had to know what happened, but this is not a happy book. There were plot twists I did not anticipate.

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DorisWaggoner
Jan 04, 2016

Parts of this addition to the series are as good as any. Brunetti's agonizing over the meaning of fatherhood, for instance, and the scenes in his family, are one of the reasons this series is so good. Two of her books came out this year, which may explain the editorial slip that mixed up two characters' names in a crucial scene and for a minute confuse the reader and pull us away from the tension of the scene. The investigation Vianelli's doing, on pharmacy scams, comes together with Brunetti's, in a surprise ending.

WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

In the sixteenth of this addictive series set in Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti seems in a more reflective and philosophical mood as he attempts to come to terms with the Carabinieri's brutal removal of an eighteen-month-old boy from his loving pediatrician father and his well-connected wife. As Brunetti muses on the bonds of parenthood and exposes an illegal adoption process, his colleague unravels the details of a scam which opens the door to blackmail and a father's violent revenge.

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2011angie
Jul 26, 2012

Not one of her best. Mix up in names - editor ? - and s l o w, too much details.

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