A Question of Belief (Commissario Brunetti, Book 19) by Donna Leon

By Donna Leon

As Venice reports a debilitating heatwave, Commissario Brunetti escapes the town to spend time along with his relatives. For Ispettore Vianello, even though, the elements is the very last thing on his brain. apparently his aunt has develop into keen about horoscopes and has been taking flight quite a lot of funds from the kinfolk enterprise. no longer understanding what to do, he consults Brunetti and asks permission to path her.

Meanwhile, Brunetti gets a trip from a pal who works on the Commune. it appears discrepancies were happening on the Courthouse regarding a pass judgement on and an usher with a wonderful song list. Intrigued, Brunetti asks Signorina Elettra to determine what she will be able to whereas he's away.

When information reaches Brunetti that the usher from the Courthouse has been viciously murdered, he returns to enquire. yet why could a person need a solid guy useless, and what may perhaps his dying need to do with the Courthouse discrepancies?

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But Wendy was only repeating what my mother, my friend and landlady Mrs. Goldman, and Kenny had told me earlier this morning when they’d called to see how I was doing. “Well, we’ll see how it plays with the people. ” I had to speak around a large bite of French toast. ” “One of those Christmas dances for charity. Several years ago. Cliffie’d had plenty of eggnog. He grabbed me and dragged me to the dance floor. I swear that guy has six hands. Just when I was brushing his hand off my bottom he started dry-humping me.

I had the feeling that these were the words that had scared her into helping me. A stray brown mutt came up and looked me over with big sweet eyes. Apparently she didn’t like what she saw. She trundled away. I looked back at the houses. They were all in the front yard now, waiting to see what would happen. “In a White Room” was being played, but at a much lower volume than the earlier records. The heat and plain exhaustion were making standing difficult. I’d had a long day and now I was facing an even longer night.

That’s what she hit you with. She’s a tough little cookie. ” “That’s what hitting you was all about. ” Most times I would have defended them. Right now I wasn’t feeling gracious. ” “Yeah. ” “Can’t or won’t? ” “Can’t. I haven’t been asked to defend him in this case, anyway. And besides, I don’t think you’ve got enough to arrest him. ” “He wants to see you, by the way. Tomorrow morning at your convenience. ” He picked up his coffee. It was cooler now and he drank it down. He got up and carried the cup over to the sink.

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