By Donna Leon
While a prosperous Venetian girl is located brutally murdered, the major suspect is her Romanian maid, who has fled town. As she makes an attempt to go away the rustic, sporting a substantial amount of money and cast papers, the maid runs into the trail of an oncoming teach and is killed. Case closed.
But whilst the outdated woman's neighbour returns from in another country, it turns into transparent that the maid couldn't were the killer. Commissario Brunetti comes to a decision -- unofficially -- to take the case on himself.
As Brunetti investigates, it turns into transparent that the intent for the homicide used to be not likely to were greed, relatively that it had its roots within the temptations of lust. yet possibly Brunetti is taking into consideration the incorrect lethal sin altogether...
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On the other hand, it was a big house ... ‘Not possible. ’ Behind him a girl cleared her throat to attract his attention. Two girls stood there, one of them holding a black velvet coat. ’ he said quickly. ‘We haven’t seen our friend since last night. She left her coat in the tent and just went off. ’ ‘That she might be the girl we found? ’ ‘She’s eighteen. Very dark hair, very pretty. She’s wearing black jeans. Oh, it isn’t her, is it? ’ He pointed. ’ ‘Thanks. ’ How much more of this was there to be, he wondered, before he had to say yes, yes, it sounds like her?
He was a big, heavy man, the inspector’s senior by two decades, being at that time of life when people hesitated to describe him as middle-aged and considered ‘elderly’ as the more apt epithet. His face had never been handsome. Age and a very nearly total loss of hair had not improved its pouchy outlines, but an expression that was not so much easy-going as tolerant of everything but intolerence, redeemed it and made it almost attractive. He was sitting at his rosewood desk, trying to compose a directive on crime prevention, and now, giving an impatient shake of his head, he threw down his pen.
Two girls stood there, one of them holding a black velvet coat. ’ he said quickly. ‘We haven’t seen our friend since last night. She left her coat in the tent and just went off. ’ ‘That she might be the girl we found? ’ ‘She’s eighteen. Very dark hair, very pretty. She’s wearing black jeans. Oh, it isn’t her, is it? ’ He pointed. ’ ‘Thanks. ’ How much more of this was there to be, he wondered, before he had to say yes, yes, it sounds like her? Then he saw Dr Crocker, lean, trim and energetic, stalking towards him.