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Stille Wasser

Earthly Remains

Commissario Brunetti’s 26th Case
Published by Diogenes as Stille Wasser
English Title: Earthly Remains. Commissario Brunetti’s 26th Case

Donna Leon’s public is getting larger and larger and Brunetti’s focus as well: While leaving the alleys of Venice behind, Brunetti discovers a big crime in the laguna.

A cosy and yet very uncosy novel.

During an interrogation of an entitled, arrogant man Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he will quickly come to regret. In the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break, needs to get away from the stifling problems of his work.

When Brunetti is granted leave from the Questura, his wife Paola ships him off to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant’Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading. But when a new friend goes missing, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to try to better understand the man and to piece together the puzzle of his life.


Crime fiction, General Fiction
352 pages
2017

978-3-257-06988-4

World rights are handled by Diogenes

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»The Waters of Eternal Youth . . . [is] a bittersweet story that makes us appreciate Brunetti’s philosophical take on the indignities, insanities, and cruelties of life.«

 

Marilyn Stasio / New York Times Book Review

»The Waters of Eternal Youth has the most satisfying ending of any book I’ve read in recent memory.«

Joe Hartlaub / www.bookreporter.com

»[. . .] the pleasures of spending time with Brunetti and the gang have never been greater.«

Kirkus Reviews, New York

»A vacation for your own soul.«

Kirkus Reviews, New York

»Bestseller Donna Leon’s enticing 26th Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery ... Along the way to the poignant ending, Brunetti develops insights into nature and humankind’s failure to protect it, as well as the nature of guilt and its role in a man’s life.«

Publishers Weekly, New York

»The most obvious appeal of Donna Leon's novels about Commissario Guido Brunetti is that they are so supremely civilized... Leon's novels are always a pleasure.«

Washington Post

»When she's writing about her beloved Venice, Donna Leon can do no wrong. And Earthly Remains, her new mystery featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, is one of her best.«

Marilyn Stasio / New York Times

»He is, through thick and thin, great company — and a pretty good crime solver as well.«

Lloyd Sachs / Chicago Tribune

»The Waters of Eternal Youth . . . [is] a bittersweet story that makes us appreciate Brunetti’s philosophical take on the indignities, insanities, and cruelties of life.«

 

Marilyn Stasio / New York Times Book Review

»The Waters of Eternal Youth has the most satisfying ending of any book I’ve read in recent memory.«

Joe Hartlaub / www.bookreporter.com

»[. . .] the pleasures of spending time with Brunetti and the gang have never been greater.«

Kirkus Reviews, New York

»A vacation for your own soul.«

Kirkus Reviews, New York

»Bestseller Donna Leon’s enticing 26th Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery ... Along the way to the poignant ending, Brunetti develops insights into nature and humankind’s failure to protect it, as well as the nature of guilt and its role in a man’s life.«

Publishers Weekly, New York

»The most obvious appeal of Donna Leon's novels about Commissario Guido Brunetti is that they are so supremely civilized... Leon's novels are always a pleasure.«

Washington Post

»When she's writing about her beloved Venice, Donna Leon can do no wrong. And Earthly Remains, her new mystery featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, is one of her best.«

Marilyn Stasio / New York Times

»He is, through thick and thin, great company — and a pretty good crime solver as well.«

Lloyd Sachs / Chicago Tribune
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