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Flüchtiges Begehren

Transient Desires

Commissario Brunetti’s 30th Case
Published by Diogenes as Flüchtiges Begehren
Original Title: Transient Desires

Commissario Brunetti faces a heinous crime committed outside his jurisdiction: two young American women have been badly injured in a boating accident, joy riding in the Laguna with two young Italians. As Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, investigate the incident, they discover that one of the young men works for a man rumoured to be involved in more sinister night-time activities in the Laguna. To get to the bottom of what proves to be a gut-wrenching case, Brunetti needs to enlist the help of both the Carabinieri and the Guardia di Costiera. The presence of these unfamiliar colleagues adds to the difficulty of solving a peculiarly horrible crime whose perpetrators are technologically brilliant and ruthlessly organized.


General Fiction, Crime fiction
320 pages
2021

978-3-257-07120-7

World rights are handled by Diogenes

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»This landmark thirtieth Guido Brunetti novel demonstrates that Leon's beloved series shows no signs of aging.«

Bill Ott / Booklist, Chicago

»As always, that magical (if sometimes melancholy) city remains the heart and soul of Leon’s assured and heartfelt stories.«

Adam Woog / Seattle Times, Seattle

»Donna Leon’s Brunetti series is an epic achievement.«

Mark Sanderson / The Times, London

»Needless to say, by venturing outside the comfort zone of his own prejudices, this deeply simpatico detective learns a lot about his city, his countrymen and himself. And so do we.«

Marilyn Stasio / New York Times Book Review, New York

»Transient Desires is skillfully constructed. As it takes a while for the full extent of what the Commissario is letting himself in for to become clear, the impact of the events is all the more forceful.«

Markus Wüest / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»One of the best Brunettis – and again with a surprise twist.«

Julia Gaß / Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund

»One of Donna Leon's clever sleights of hand is her ability to observe the backscratching found not only among villains, but well-meaning philanthropists too.«

Daniel Benedict / Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, Osnabrück

»Exciting and captivating, with an explosive, emotional subject matter.«

Stefan Rammer / Passauer Neue Presse, Passau

»This landmark thirtieth Guido Brunetti novel demonstrates that Leon's beloved series shows no signs of aging.«

Bill Ott / Booklist, Chicago

»As always, that magical (if sometimes melancholy) city remains the heart and soul of Leon’s assured and heartfelt stories.«

Adam Woog / Seattle Times, Seattle

»Donna Leon’s Brunetti series is an epic achievement.«

Mark Sanderson / The Times, London

»Needless to say, by venturing outside the comfort zone of his own prejudices, this deeply simpatico detective learns a lot about his city, his countrymen and himself. And so do we.«

Marilyn Stasio / New York Times Book Review, New York

»Transient Desires is skillfully constructed. As it takes a while for the full extent of what the Commissario is letting himself in for to become clear, the impact of the events is all the more forceful.«

Markus Wüest / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»One of the best Brunettis – and again with a surprise twist.«

Julia Gaß / Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund

»One of Donna Leon's clever sleights of hand is her ability to observe the backscratching found not only among villains, but well-meaning philanthropists too.«

Daniel Benedict / Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, Osnabrück

»Exciting and captivating, with an explosive, emotional subject matter.«

Stefan Rammer / Passauer Neue Presse, Passau
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