A Noble Radiance

A Noble Radiance

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Donna Leon has topped European bestseller lists for more than a decade with a series of mysteries featuring clever Commissario Guido Brunetti. Always ready to bend the rules to uncover the threads of a crime, Brunetti manages to maintain his integrity while maneuvering through a city rife with politics, corruption, and intrigue.

In A Noble Radiance a new landowner is summoned urgently to his house not far from Venice when workmen accidentally unearth a macabre grave. The human corpse is badly decomposed, but a ring found nearby proves to be a first clue that reopens an infamous case of kidnapping involving one of Venice's most aristocratic families. Only Commissario Brunetti can unravel the clues and find his way into both the heart of patrician Venice and that of a family grieving for their abducted son.

Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2003, c1998.
ISBN: 9780142003190
0142003190
Branch Call Number: MF Leon
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 18 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 09, 2016

(The seventh book in the Guido Brunetti series)

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DorisWaggoner
Aug 17, 2014

Brunetti works on cases in Venice, but is called in on this one because the only identification for the old body seems to be a distinctive signet ring from an old Venetian family. Brunetti goes to his father-in-law, who knows everything about Venetian "society" who tells him of the corruption of the family involved. The dead man is the older son, but the younger "ought" to inherit. When Brunetti solves the case, he is posed with a moral dilemma about what to do. This aspect is one of the things I love about Brunetti--he's a moral man, not just a cop.

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