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(A Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery -- book 23)

351 pages

English language

Published July 5, 2014

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One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem--the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist. As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty.

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  • Libraries
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Investigation
  • Large type books
  • Fiction


  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice
  • Italy