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So Shall You Reap

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As Brunetti investigates, it becomes clear that the motive for the murder was unlikely to have been greed, rather that it had its roots in the temptations of lust. Markham, a Shetlander visiting his parents, was apparently working on a story for a national newspaper – maybe about the development of renewable energy proposed for Shetland, or maybe his reason was more personal? Issues of misdirected idealism and perverted justice bubble along as the novel builds to its not unexpected conclusion.

So he knows where he lived - in a house within a tangled garden belonging to the palazzo of a professor of medieval history. No stranger to mutual suspicion and competition between rival Italian police departments, Brunetti is nevertheless puzzled by the younger man’s behaviour. An unsolved disappearance at that time becomes a clue for Guido, with the help of his colleagues, to move closer to solving the puzzle of the murdered man. But before Brunetti can begin his investigation, he is surprised by the appearance in his office of a friend of his wife’s, who is fearful that her son is using drugs.

A Fear of Dark Water by Craig Russell – the sixth book in the Jan Fabel series, the head of Hamburg’s Murder Commission. The plot meanders without much direction or even investigation, and time is taken up with a minor character revealing he is gay - sadly, still a fraught revelation in some groups but it feels a little laboured as an exercise for Guido to display his tolerance and humanity. The Commissario's investigation makes important connections between the past and present, and eventually reveals a shocking motive for Kavinda's murder.

Detective Inspector Alison “Ally” McCoist — “No jokes, please, I’ve heard them all” — is in bad odour. It gives Paola a good laugh that Guido has never realized after years of working with him that Alvise is gay. This is the novel in which Morse’s first name is revealed – these days it’s not the revelation for the current readers as it was for its first readers. Alvis, a single man in his early fifties, is finally comfortable admitting this to them and lets them know about his partner.Una de las grandes bazas de la serie es el análisis en profundidad que realiza de la sociedad veneciana, desde su geografía hasta su cultura, a la vez que hace un íntimo retrato de la vida personal de Brunetti, a quien en esta ocasión conoceremos algo más gracias a esa incursión en sus años de juventud. Morse is nearing retirement and he is not a well man – his drinking is now causing him problems, enough to make him go to the doctor, who diagnoses diabetes. But he had also disarmed a man who was threatening his wife with a kitchen knife and had once prevented a fight in a restaurant when a client, seemingly displeased with his dinner, had thrown a plate of pasta at the waiter and turned over the table where he sat. This is a gentle novel - an odd thing to say about crime fiction and also about Donna Leon, who has expressed anger in past stories about the failures of Italian politics and administration and about the tourism influx into her beloved Venice. It was so nice to visit again with all the familiar players, stroll past familiar Venetian landmarks, stopping for a coffee along the way.

Before Vianello could say anything, Danieli continued, ‘Another person said that my officer was deliberately, and unnecessarily, rough in treating yours. It was a pleasant Buddhist Sri Lankan, Inesh Kavinda, who was living in the garden shed of the Palazzo Zaffo Sri Leonie. I say this every time I read a Brunetti novel they are hidden treasures in the genre of crime fiction. As a favour to his wealthy father-in-law, the Count Falier, Commissario Guido Brunetti agrees to investigate the seemingly innocent wish of the Count’s best friend, the elderly and childless Gonzalo, to adopt a younger man as his son. There is no better literary tour guide to Venice and the surrounding landscape than Leon and each entry in this series provides complex, memorable characters and storylines that touch the moral center of the human spirit.The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Brunetti into the close-knit community of the island, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. We learn more about both Brunetti and Vionello as they reveal their own youthful thoughts and actions. La autora tiene un gran habilidad a la hora de crear personajes complejos que cobran vida en sus páginas con aparente sencillez. A serial rapist and murderer is still at large in the city and when the flood waters recede a headless torso is found washed up.

I discovered Donna Leon books from the former New York Times Book Review crime columnist, Marilyn Stasio. Vianello interrupted here and asked, ‘Excuse me, Signore, could you tell me why you asked about that?

SO SHALL YOU REAP is the latest release from Leon and there are two storylines at the center of this novel. On a Saturday in early November, Guido Brunetti, reluctant to go outside, was at home, trying to decide which of his books to remove from the shelves in Paola’s study. Three separate events occur in the opening section of this book: an officer who has played a minor part in the series is arrested at a pride parade; there’s news that a prolific burglar, well known to Brunetti, is back in business; Guido’s well connected and wealthy father-in-law has been asked whether a particular palazzo in the city is for sale.

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