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Wie durch ein dunkles Glas

Through a Glass Darkly

Commissario Brunetti's 15th Case
Published by Diogenes as Wie durch ein dunkles Glas
Original Title: Through a Glass Darkly. Commissario Brunetti's 15th Case

A luminous spring day in Venice, and Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello take a break from the Questura to come to the rescue of Vianello's friend Marco, who has been arrested while protesting against chemical pollution of the Venetian lagoon. They suceed in securing Marco's release uncharged, only to be faced by the fury of his father-in-law, owner of a glass factory on the island of Murano. The old man is seething with rage at his son-in-law, and his daughter shares with Brunetti her fear that he will actually harm her husband. But it is not Marco who has uncovered the guilty secret of the glass foundries, nor his body that is found dead in front of the furnaces which burn at 1400 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 burning the island and fouling the waters of the laguna. A man is dead – but will politics and expedience protect the killer from the law?


Crime fiction, General Fiction
352 pages
2007

978-3-257-06573-2

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»Donna Leon has a wonderful feel fot the hidden evils that lie below the façade of the magical city.«
The Times, London
»Every character, every line of dialogue, every descriptive passage rings true in a whodunit that's also travel essay, political commentary and existential monologue.«
Publishers Weekly, New York
»Donna Leon has a wonderful feel fot the hidden evils that lie below the façade of the magical city.«
The Times, London
»Every character, every line of dialogue, every descriptive passage rings true in a whodunit that's also travel essay, political commentary and existential monologue.«
Publishers Weekly, New York
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