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  • Published: 1 October 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099536659
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $28.99

Uniform Justice

(Brunetti 12)




The new Commissario Brunetti novel, darker and more moving than ever before. Donna Leon at her most human best.

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Neither Commissario Brunetti nor his wife Paola have ever had much sympathy for the Italian armed forces, so when a young cadet is found hanged, at Venice’s elite military academy, Brunetti’s emotions are complex: pity and sorrow at the death of a boy close in age to his own son, and contempt and irritation for the arrogance and high-handedness of the boy’s teachers and fellow students.

The young man is the son of an ex-politician, a man of an impeccable integrity all too rare in Italian politics. But as Brunetti – and the indispensable Signorina Elettra – investigate further, no one seems willing to talk, as the military protects its own and civilians keep their own counsel. Is this the natural reluctance of Italians to involve themselves with the authorities, or is Brunetti facing a conspiracy of silence?

  • Pub date: 1 October 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099536659
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $28.99

About the Author

Donna Leon

Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna’s books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world.

Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and Beastly Things.

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Praise for Uniform Justice

“There is the joy of contemplating Venice: the veiled and ancient heroine, with a sad haunted beauty slipping away year by year. Read it is the dusk, with a grappa.”

Libby Purves, Good Book Guide

“Brunetti ... long ago joined the ranks of the classic fictional detectives”

Evening Standard

“Complex and thought-provoking and lingers in the mind”

Sunday Times

“Wonderfully familiar characters, a powerful sense of place and expert plotting”

Guardian


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