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By Its Cover: (Brunetti 23) - Brunetti (Paperback)
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By Its Cover: (Brunetti 23) - Brunetti (Paperback)

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By Its Cover is the much anticipated twenty-third instalment in Donna Leon's bestselling crime series, where Commissario Brunetti is better than ever as he addresses questions of worth and value alongside his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra. When several valuable antiquarian books go missing from a prestigious library in the heart of Venice, Commissario Brunetti is immediately called to the scene. The staff suspect an American researcher has stolen them, but for Brunetti something doesn't quite add up. Taking on the case, the Commissario begins to seek information about some of the library's regulars, such as the ex-priest Franchini, a passionate reader of ancient Christian literature, and Contessa Morosini-Albani, the library's chief donor, and comes to the conclusion that the thief could not have acted alone. However, when Franchini is found murdered in his home, the case takes a more sinister turn and soon Brunetti finds himself submerged in the dark secrets of the black market of antiquarian books. Alongside his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra, he delves into the pages of Franchini's past and into the mind of a book thief in order to uncover the terrible truth.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099591283
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 217 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The multiple award-winning Leon has lost none of her talent for weaving intrigue, and the atmosphere of Venice is as beguiling as ever." * Living North *
"Leon's command of the baroque Italian thriller is second to none." * Good Book Guide *
"An excellent entry in the Brunetti series ... There are few detectives with whom I enjoy spending time more and I must now endure the long wait for Leon's next book." * 2606 Books *

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“Brunetti's back investigating high society”

Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to a library in Venice. Someone has been stealing valuable books. Even worse, pages have been taken from others, leaving the remaining tomes worthless. Brunetti believes that... More

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