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Donna Leon’s critically acclaimed internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting the humanity of its characters and its fearlessness in exploring politics morality and contemporary Italian culture In the pages of Leon’s novels the beloved conversations of the Brunetti family have drawn on topics of art and litera. In this 23rd book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series the Italian policeman investigates the destruction of valuable old manuscripts and the murder of a former priest The mystery can be r

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Ture but books are at the heart of this novel in a way they never have been beforeOne afternoon Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books After a round of uestioning the case seems clear the culprit must be the man who reuested the volumes an American professor from a Kansas university The on. I do love Guido Brunetti but get increasingly tired of Leon s inability to get background information conveyed by any means other than making him appear a simpleton with the need to ask his wi

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Ly problem the man fled the library earlier that day and after checking his credentials the American professor doesn’t existAs the investigation proceeds the suspects multiply And when a seemingly harmless theologian who had spent three years at the library reading the Fathers of the Church turns up brutally murdered Brunetti must uestion his expectations about what makes a man innocent or guilty. I love the Commissario Brunetti stories I look forward to a new book the way children look forward to Christmas morning My expectations for Donna Leon are high so that s perhaps why I was disapp


10 thoughts on “By Its Cover

  1. says:

    I like these books but I'm beginning to tire of Leon's increasing tendency to phone them in This one concerns the theft and

  2. says:

    In this 23rd book in the 'Commissario Guido Brunetti' series the Italian policeman investigates the destruction of valuable old manuscripts an

  3. says:

    Perhaps I'm simply tiring of Donna Leon's formula but I found this book to plod along in a too predictable fashion It has all the expected things of a Commissario Brunetti mystery including descriptions that make one see Venice through Brunetti's eyes His interactions with his family and the too clever Signorin

  4. says:

    It’s set in Venice Much time is spent thinking about drinking coffee or actually drinking coffee Much of the rest of the time is devoted the consumption of delicious meals The crime? Well that’s all about books It ticks most of my boxes – what’s not to like I look forward each April to the latest instalment of Donna Leon’s ruminations on the foibles and customs of this wonderful city all dressed up

  5. says:

    If Italy is the capital of the slow food movement then Donna Leon fits right in with her Brunetti series which takes place in Venice Like her o

  6. says:

    I do love Guido Brunetti but get increasingly tired of Leon’s inability to get background information conveyed by any means other than making him appear a simpleton with the need to ask his wife his relatives Signorina Elettra and victims for information about Venice that any Venetian over the age of 5 would know Apparently she has decided that dialogue beats exposition any day of the week even if it’s ridiculous to think Bru

  7. says:

    I love the Commissario Brunetti stories I look forward to a new book the way children look forward to Christmas morning My

  8. says:

    Donna Leon's love of books and literature has shone in her Inspector Brunetti mysteries especially through the character of Brunetti's wife Paola In By Its Cover books as objects are at the heart of the story's mysteryBecause this is a Brunetti story in which differences matter a distinction is made between books as art objects and the text contained on the pages of those objects For rich collectors the objects have value For the Brunetti

  9. says:

    Reading a Guido Brunetti book by Dona Leon is like running into an old friend and realizing that the intervening time hasn't lessen

  10. says:

    Thank you NetGalley for the advance copyHow can you NOT like a Donna LeonCommissario Brunetti novel? They are great books and like it's predecessors By It's Cover does not disappointThe story takes us into the Biblioteca Merula a prestigious Venetian library Commissario Brunetti gets a call from the librarian that several books have been vandalized pages cut out of them The books are priceless historical books

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