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The Resource Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon

Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon

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Unto us a son is given
Title
Unto us a son is given
Statement of responsibility
Donna Leon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 Rodrâiguez 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.--
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Summary
When an elderly family friend is urged to bequeath his fortune to a specific heir before suddenly dropping dead, Commissario Guido Brunetti untangles a disturbing mystery from the victim's past
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Character
Assigning source
Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760016
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leon, Donna
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery
Series volume
0028
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brunetti, Guido
  • Police
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Families
  • Adoption
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780802129116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018058492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)1042108991
Label
Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780802129116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018058492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)1042108991

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