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Beastly Things

This summer I spent my free time with Commissario Guido Brunetti, the character created by fiction crime’s writer Donna Leon. In ‘Beastly Things’ the Venetian Commissario is looking into a veterinarian’s manslaughter. 127 more words


First Chapter First Paragraph: Falling in Love

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros to share the first paragraph sometimes two, of a book that she’s reading or planning to read soon. 282 more words


What I read in August (2017)

Acqua Alta by Donna Leon

A Whispered Name by William Brodrick

The Virgin’s Baby by Bevis Hillier

Roseanna by Maj Jöwall and Per Wahlöö

August was full of books that I’d either never expected to read, or had expected to read at some other time.   1,091 more words


No.120 Three Coffees....

The exact quote is ” Timo, three coffees and some water.”  The quote is from the Italian movie series “Commissario Brunetti” Episode 11. “Death in a Strange Country.” These stories and books are written by Donna Leon. 475 more words

As a Restaurant Inspector It's a Long Lonesome Road*

There’s an interesting (if small) plot thread in Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police. The small French town of St. Denis prides itself on its good food; it is, after all, in the food-famous Périgord. 1,101 more words


No. 115 Sicilian Justice....

The exact quote is : ” All right, come in – I’ll make coffee.”  The quote came from the movie series Commissario Brunetti Episode 11  ” Death in a Strange Country.” 434 more words

Everyone pretends it's not happening

Donna Leon’s novel ‘Earthly Remains‘ is the 25th installment featuring her Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti. More than her earlier novels it concerns itself with crimes committed against the environment, its repercussions on the perpetrators and colluders as well as wide spread impact on the general populace.  365 more words

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