By Donna Leon
While the physique of guy is located in a canal, broken by way of the tides, sporting no pockets, and donning just one shoe, Brunetti has little to paintings with. No neighborhood has filed a missing-person document, and no lodge site visitors have disappeared. the place was once the crime scene? and the way can Brunetti determine the guy whilst he can’t express photos of his face? The post-mortem exhibits a manner ahead: it seems the fellow used to be being affected by a unprecedented, disfiguring affliction. With Inspector Vianello, Brunetti canvasses shoe shops, and lands up at the mainland in Mestre, outdoor of his ordinary sphere. From a shopkeeper, they research that the guy had a kindly means with animals.
At an analogous time, animal rights and meat intake are speedy turning into preoccupying matters on the Venice Questura, and in Brunetti’s domestic, the place dialog at kin nutrients provide a window into the fun and conflicts of Italian lifestyles. probably with the aid of Signorina Elettra, Brunetti and Vianello can determine the guy and comprehend why a person sought after him dead.
As refined and engrossing as ever, Leon’s Beastly issues is immensely relaxing, interesting, and finally relocating.
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And he's a fan of Stevie's, gets videotapes of all his games. ' Mandelson frowned. ' 'So Stevie's covered,' Rebus said. 'Try fucking with him, you're asking Big Ger to bend over. ' Mandelson swallowed and felt suddenly dry-mouthed. 'There was no way Stevie was going to throw that game,' Rebus said quietly. ' Mandelson choked the sentence off. 'Told you it was fixed? He was scared turdless, what else was he going to say? But Matty's mine. ' 'Not that you'd get the chance,' the Farmer added. 'Not with Topper and Cafferty after your blood.
All he has to do is ease off for one game, and the tab's history. And Matty, I'll know if you've talked to him or not, so no games, eh? ' EIGHT Rebus searched his flat, but came up with only half a dozen snapshots: two of his exwife Rhona, posing with Samantha, their daughter, back when Sammy was seven or eight; two further shots of Sammy in her teens; one showing his father as a young man, kissing the woman who would become Rebus's mother; and a final photograph, a family grouping, showing uncles, aunts and cousins whose names Rebus didn't know.
Thing is, Stevie,' he said. ' 'What? ' Stevie was checking himself in the mirror, having changed into his on-the-town clothes. 'I don't get it,' he said. Well, Stevie, Matty thought, it was nice knowing you, pal. ' Stevie frowned and turned from the mirror. ' He came and sat down opposite Matty. ' He waited till Matty nodded. 'That bastard. ' Matty wriggled on the leather sofa. 'I've been thinking about it. ' 'Then they'd be up against not very much. My boss has told everybody to get the ball to me.
Beastly Things (Commissario Brunetti, Book 21) by Donna Leon