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The wonderful new Commissario Brunetti mystery.

It is a luminous spring day in Venice, as Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello take a break from the Questura to come to the rescue of Vianello's friend Marco Ribetti, who has been arrested while protesting against chemical pollution of the Venetian lagoon.

But it is not Marco who has uncovered the guilty secret of the polluting glass foundries of the island of Murano, nor he whose body is found dead in front of the furnaces which burn at 1,400 degrees, night and day. The victim has left clues in a copy of Dante, and Brunetti must descend into an inferno to discover who is fouling the waters of the lagoon …

Reviews

Leon ... has once again, apparently effortlessly, produced a wholly absorbing read.

Sunday Telegraph

As usual, Leon's witty portrayal of modern Venetian life, and Brunetti's model marriage, are as entertaining as the working out of the whodunit. A joy from start to finish.

Evening Standard

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  • Paperback

    9780099536536

    May 1, 2009

    Arrow

    352 pages

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    9781407070605

    June 1, 2010

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

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