Death in A Strange Country

Death in A Strange Country

Book - 2009
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Early one morning Commissario Guido Brunetti confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid canal. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti the motive of robbery seems altogether too convenient. When something is discovered in the victims apartment that suggests the existence of a high-level conspiracy, Brunetti becomes convinced that somebody is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2009, ©1993
ISBN: 9780802146021
Branch Call Number: Mystery Leo
Characteristics: 304 pages : map ; 21 cm


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Dec 27, 2017

Emotion runs higher in this second installment than later releases: Brunetti's boss Patta is hilariously pompous, condescending, and incompetent, while the darkness that pervades life in Italy is palpably tragic. Readers might feel they're getting some closure (spoiler alert: a bad guy dies), but the last page will be devastating as it reveals how much that doesn't help.

Nov 06, 2016

The second book in the Guido Brunetti series

Jun 16, 2014

This 2nd in the series brings Commissario Brunetti his first encounter with Americans, other than the nuisance of tourists in his beloved Venice, when an unidentified body turns out to belong to a nearby US Army base. The mystery is convoluted, compounded by lack of cooperation on all sides, including his superior. Again Venice itself is a major character. I've enjoyed several later books in the series, and decided to go back to the beginning. Fun to see that Brunetti, his boss, and his family are fully formed characters from the get-go, though they all grow as the series progresses.

May 29, 2014

2nd in Guido Brunetti Series

Sep 02, 2010

Ok if you really like Venice or have never been there and interested. Mystery was so-so.


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