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Unto us a son is given / Donna Leon.

Unto us a son is given

Leon, Donna, author. (Author).

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  • 1 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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    2 current holds with 6 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Mystery Leon (Text) 31307023491154 New On holds shelf -
Main Mystery Leon (Text) 31307023491162 Express Checked out 05/02/2019
Ottawa Hills Mystery Leon (Text) 31307023491147 New Available -
Van Belkum Mystery Leon (Text) 31307023491212 New Checked out 05/06/2019
West Leonard Mystery Leon (Text) 31307023491139 New Checked out 05/04/2019
Yankee Clipper Mystery Leon (Text) 31307023491170 New Checked out 05/09/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802129116
  • ISBN: 0802129110
  • Physical Description: 259 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Maps on endpapers.
Summary, etc.: "Your situation is always ambiguous, isn't it, Guido?", his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon's soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given . "The world we live in makes that necessary," Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room--having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder--a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction. Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction's most memorable and enduring characters.-- Publisher's description.
Subject: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Adoption > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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