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Blutige Steine

Blood from a Stone

Commissario Brunetti's 14th Case
Published by Diogenes as Blutige Steine
Original Title: Blood from a Stone. Commissario Brunetti's 14th Case

A chilly winter's night. At the Christmas market in Campo Santo Stefano, there is a scent of fine food in the air, and it's cold - so nobody notices the two gentlemen with their hats pulled down over their faces, scarves and turned-up collars. They are surrounded by a colourful display, by the blankets laid down by the African street vendors who are hawking their fake Gucci, Prada and Missoni bags in the heart of Venice. But this peaceful atmosphere of Christmas goodwill is suddenly shattered by the sound of five gunshots. One of the street vendors has been murdered in broad daylight. No-one displays much interest in solving the murder case of an illegal immigrant – no-one, that is, except Brunetti. Behind Venice's well-known facades, the Commissario discovers a world with a law of its own. And when the powers that be attempt to hinder his investigation, Brunetti suspects that this case will prove to be particularly enthralling...


Crime fiction, General Fiction
368 pages
2006

978-3-257-06523-7

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»Some detectives lose their thrill over time, but there is no danger of that in this 14th outing for Commissario Guido Brunetti.«
The Sunday 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
»Some detectives lose their thrill over time, but there is no danger of that in this 14th outing for Commissario Guido Brunetti.«
The Sunday 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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