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Unto us a son is given / Donna Leon.

By: Leon, Donna [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Leon, Donna. Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery: Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019Copyright date: �2019Edition: First Grove Atlantic edition.Description: 259 pages : maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780802129116; 0802129110.Subject(s): Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) | Police -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction | Venice (Italy) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Adoption -- Fiction | MYSTERY | FICTION / Mystery & Detective / GeneralGenre/Form: Mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Mystery fiction. | Fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Unto us a son is given.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "Your situation is always ambiguous, isn't it, Guido?", his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon's soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given . "The world we live in makes that necessary," Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodr�iguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room--having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder--a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction. Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction's most memorable and enduring characters.-- Publisher's description.Summary: Count Orazio Falier urges his son-in-law, detective Guido Brunetti, to investigate the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodr�iguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. Brunetti wonders why the old man can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. Then Gonzalo dies unexpectedly, and a friend in Venice for the memorial service is strangled in her hotel room after protesting the adoption. -- adapted from publisher's info
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"Your situation is always ambiguous, isn't it, Guido?", his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon's soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given . "The world we live in makes that necessary," Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodr�iguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room--having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder--a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction. Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction's most memorable and enduring characters.-- Publisher's description.

Sequel to: The temptation of forgiveness.

Count Orazio Falier urges his son-in-law, detective Guido Brunetti, to investigate the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodr�iguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. Brunetti wonders why the old man can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. Then Gonzalo dies unexpectedly, and a friend in Venice for the memorial service is strangled in her hotel room after protesting the adoption. -- adapted from publisher's info

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