About Face

About Face

A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti's work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he's seen before.
Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, [2009]
Copyright Date: ℗2009
ISBN: 9780792761587
0792761588
Branch Call Number: COMP DISC MYSTERY LEON...D
Characteristics: digital,1.4 m/s
8 sound discs (9 hr., 41 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Colacci, David
Notes: Compact disc
"Digitally Mastered"--Container
"Complete & Unabridged"--Container
"Sound Library"--Container
Title from container
In container (17 cm.)

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SchroederTribe Jul 21, 2015

Number 19 in the series many will know by now whether or not they like the adventures of Commissary Brunetti. For those unfamiliar with Donna Leon, this is a book about a detective and his case. though unlike many other detectives, he is not some lone wolf dealing with substance issue, miserable a d falling in love with women who will die, he is a Venetian man who has a wonderful relationship with his wife, and it is their relationship and thoughtful, witty exchanges that draw many readers back again to each novel. I was personally delighted to note that in discussion of corruption a number of ecological issues were noted (landfill waste, pollution) it will be interesting to see how many other novels this conversayion will seep into. Many have mentioned how the story is solved and that they find it absurd. I don't know... would it make more sense to a Venetian? I don't care a CSI type of investigation is not what I am looking for when I read the delightful and thought provoking Donna Leon.

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JudithE
Nov 29, 2011

It's a good book, though not a spectacular one. I like it because of the descriptions of Venice, and of the relationships of Venetians, which are subtly different from ours.

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