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Through a Glass, Darkly


A luminous spring day in Venice, and Commissario Brunetti and his sidekick Vianello play hooky from the Questura along the Grand Canal to rescue ... Show synopsis

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Murder at a Murano Glass Factory

by jjares on May 16, 2014

At times, Donna Leon opens her stories like the TV show, Law & Order; the intro is not the main story. Inspector Vianello?s friend, Marco Ribetti is in jail ? it is related to a peaceful demonstration that got out of hand. As the three men are leaving the jail, Ribetti?s father-in-law (Giovanni De Cal) starts screaming and cursing Marco. He also has hard words for the Commissario and Vianello. Such rage catches Brunetti?s attention and he decides to give things a look. De Cal owns a glass factory in the famous region of Murano. Before long, De Cal?s night watchman is found dead in front of the ovens (for glass). Because Vice-Questore Patta tells Brunetti to leave the case alone, Guido must search for clues on the sly. The night watchman had been blaming the disability of his young daughter on the pollutants at the glass factory. Could this be why he was killed? Because the glass factories of Murano are so widely known, this is a perfect place to set a murder. It is nice to see that pollution, graft and corruption are available world-wide; at times, I?m afraid the US has the market cornered. Guido Brunetti Series 1. Death at La Fenice (1992) 2. Death in a Strange Country (1993) 3. The Anonymous Venetian (1994) aka Dressed for Death 4. A Venetian Reckoning (1995) aka Death and Judgment 5. Acqua Alta (1996) aka Death in High Water 6. The Death of Faith (1997) aka Quietly in Their Sleep 7. A Noble Radiance (1997) 8. Fatal Remedies (1999) 9. Friends in High Places (2000) 10. A Sea of Troubles (2001) 11. Willful Behaviour (2002) 12. Uniform Justice (2003) 13. Doctored Evidence (2004) 14. Blood from a Stone (2005) 15. Through a Glass Darkly (2006)


A Victory

by Gail on Apr 10, 2009

It takes time, but finally a satisfactory result for Commissairio Guido Brunetti.

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