Blood From A Stone

Blood From A Stone

Book - 2005
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On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle. Commissario Guido Brunetti's response is that of everybody involved: Why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant? How far will Brunetti be able to penetrate the murky subculture in this illegal community?
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780871138873
0871138875
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Leon
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 24 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 09, 2016

(Book 14 in the Guido Brunetti series)

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 11, 2014

"illegal aliens," presumably Senegalese, sell fake handbags on the street; when one of them is killed gangland style, Brunetti gets involved. His daughter's racist comment causes a family crisis that makes him think, as he tries to solve the crime that his boss removes from his jurisdiction (and takes away the records). Brunetti and Vianelli can't leave well enough alone, and keep pursuing the mystery, which gets more complex. The ending is indeed strange to Western eyes, but Brunetti is wise enough to understand it and accept it. I liked that ending to a very disturbing situation.

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pokano
Oct 27, 2010

I was OK with this book until the last few pages where the plot took such an unexpected turn that I found it unbelievable. That said, the characterizations of the Brunetti family remain very good.

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