" [Leon's] portrait of Venice and modern Italy is, as always, captivating ...The lively conversations between...characters, displaying Leon's sly humour, are a delight." Evening Standard
Kurztext / Annotation
Comissario Brunetti ermittelt wieder einmal gegen das Verbrechen in der Lagunenstadt. Sein 20. Fall. Celebrated by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers, Donna Leon brings us the twentieth Commissario Brunetti detective novel in this gripping Venice based crime series.
A young woman returns from holiday to find her elderly neighbour dead on the floor. A heart attack seems the likely cause, but Commissario Brunetti is not so sure and decides to take a closer look. Soon he discovers that she was part of an organization that cares for abused women and that her apartment was a safe-house.
Convinced that this is the lead he has been looking for, Brunetti begins his search for answers. But as he sets out to discover the truth behind her death, he is drawn into a decades-old story of lies and deceit that has blighted love and ruined lives - and has claimed this innocent woman as its newest victim. Brunetti's investigation takes him deep into the dark heart of his beloved Venice.
Biografische Anmerkung zu den Verfassern
Donna Leon, geb. 1942, verließ mit 23 Jahren New Jersey, um in Perugia und Siena weiterzustudieren. Seit 1965 lebt sie ständig im Ausland, arbeitet als Reiseleiterin in Rom, als Werbetexterin in London, an amerikanischen Schulen in der Schweiz, im Iran, in China und Saudi-Arabien. Seit 1981 lebt und arbeitet sie in Venedig.