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Unto Us a Son Is Given By Donna Leon Unto Us a Son Is Given 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 th Brunetti n

  • Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
  • Author: Donna Leon
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Unto Us a Son Is Given By Donna Leon 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 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 guez 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 pain than satisfaction.Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition,
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    1. Andrew Smith on said:

      When is a crime fiction novel not a crime fiction novel When there s no crime, of course Well, like this book Except finally a crime is revealed after nearly three quarters of the story has been told Is this a problem Not in the least, such is the nature of this series that the crime itself is often a side issue, the main focus being a broader theme affecting the inhabitants of Venice The star of the show is Guido Brunetti, a senior police officer in the city Correction the star is real When is [...]

    2. Thomas on said:

      4 stars.Another pleasant addition to the Guido Brunetti series He is asked to privately investigate a companion of an old friend by Guido s father in law There is a murder and a long buried secret There is only one murder and little violence I recommend this book to Donna Leon cozy mystery fans.One quote Like most Venetians, he was accustomed to swimming in the swirling forth of information and misinformation that flowed through so much of dairy life Thanks to Grove Atlantic for sendin 4 stars.A [...]

    3. Roman Clodia on said:

      If you come to this wanting primarily a crime novel then you might well be disappointed someone is killed, but you ll have to wait till about 60% of the way through the book for that to happen For those of us, though, who enjoy Leon s depiction of characters and relationships that won t be a problem.I d say that this is a book which thinks about the question of family what makes one, what happens when someone tries to artificially create one, what bonds tie people together making them a kind If [...]

    4. Jeanette on said:

      4.5 stars and one of her best Can it be true that the last 10 out of 28 are actually getting BETTER And all the way to superb So why didn t I give it a five I had to wait 1 2 a day to convince myself because it s truly almost there The length, for instance, is perfection How few, few can write a book without verbosity any longer, and no so than in fiction and some within this exact genre of series Perhaps, it is because the depth of these characters to each other Yet they are so 4.5 stars and on [...]

    5. Stephanie on said:

      I guess I am different from some readers who may complain that the mystery enters late in the book and the suspect can be guessed, thought not the reasons.but then I never read the Brunetti books for the mystery I read them for the people and Brunetti himself, and the love he has for his Venice and his colleagues and his family I read it for his saddened but always a little hopeful view of life, and the glasses of wine with his wife, and the light fading over the canal I want to be in that I gue [...]

    6. Alex Cantone on said:

      Lots of us have different spheres of friends, and many of them never meet the other set, sometimes don t even know about them it s one of the reasons funerals are so interesting you see people show up you d never expect to see there It s as if the dead person had lived in two separate worlds Or three The story opens with Brunetti s father in law, the Conti Falier, expressing concern for his best friend, the Spaniard Gonzalo who has lived in Venice for many years and who is the Godfather [...]

    7. Susan Johnson on said:

      This is a lovely addition to the Guido Brunetti series but it s a stretch to call it a mystery novel The crime does not even happen until the book is than half the way through The killer was obvious although the reasoning was interesting I was surprised at the background details but the actual crime was no surprise at all I do enjoy the setting though How romantic is Venice I love people catching boats to get around I love the differing ways of viewing life I love the culture The This is a lovel [...]

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