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Ein Sohn ist uns gegeben

Unto Us a Son Is Given

Commissario Brunetti’s 28th Case
Published by Diogenes as Ein Sohn ist uns gegeben
Original Title: Unto Us A Son Is Given. Commissario Brunetti’s 28th Case

The new case for the international bestseller lists is a delicate matter that calls for all of Brunetti’s tact and precision.

Venice: city of wealth – and of greed . . . Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejeda – originally from Spain – has made a fortune as an art dealer. Now he is spending his sunset years in Venice. And then? Should his conservative family, who never approved of his permissive lifestyle, inherit his treasures? Or who is his chosen heir? Commissario Brunetti’s father-in-law has a strong sense of foreboding and asks the Commissario for help – plunging Brunetti into the depths of the human heart.


Crime fiction, General Fiction
320 pages
2019

978-3-257-07060-6

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»[…] this cop [. . .] has that rare quality Italians would call un cuore d'oro, a heart of gold.«

 

Marilyn Stasio / New York Times Book Review

»Along the way, murder and perfidy abound, providing Brunetti with numerous investigative challenges. Ultimately, Brunetti muses about the profound nature of family ties and the danger of family secrets, inviting readers to do likewise.«

Library Journal (starred review), New York

»An intriguing look at love [and] family life. There is a mystery and a murder here, but they appear very late in this intriguing yarn [. . .] The real focus is on the intricate social realities and old rich families of Leon's beautiful, mysterious and labyrinthine Venice.«

Providence Journal, Rhode Island

»Brunetti's humane police work is disarming, and his ambles through the city are a delight.« 

New York Times Book Review

»[…] this cop [. . .] has that rare quality Italians would call un cuore d'oro, a heart of gold.«

 

Marilyn Stasio / New York Times Book Review

»Along the way, murder and perfidy abound, providing Brunetti with numerous investigative challenges. Ultimately, Brunetti muses about the profound nature of family ties and the danger of family secrets, inviting readers to do likewise.«

Library Journal (starred review), New York

»An intriguing look at love [and] family life. There is a mystery and a murder here, but they appear very late in this intriguing yarn [. . .] The real focus is on the intricate social realities and old rich families of Leon's beautiful, mysterious and labyrinthine Venice.«

Providence Journal, Rhode Island

»Brunetti's humane police work is disarming, and his ambles through the city are a delight.« 

New York Times Book Review
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