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Das Mädchen seiner Träume

The Girl of His Dreams

Commissario Brunetti's 17th Case
Published by Diogenes as Das Mädchen seiner Träume
Original Title: The Girl of His Dreams. Commissario Brunetti's 17th Case

On a rainy morning not long after the funeral of his mother Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to a 911 call reporting a body floating near the steps in one of Venice's side canals. Reaching down to pull it out, Brunetti's wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden hair, and he sees a small foot – together he and Vianello lift a dead girl from the water. But, inconceivably, no one has reported a missing child, nor the theft of the gold jewellery that she carries. So Brunetti is drawn into a search not only for the cause of her death but also for her identity, her family, and for the secrets that people will keep in order to protect their children. The investigation takes Brunetti from the canals and palazzos of Venice to a Gypsy encampment on the mainland to try to unravel the fate of the dead child.


Crime fiction, General Fiction
352 pages
2009

978-3-257-06695-1

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»One of her finest; a cunning novel of great depth.«
The Boston Globe
»A showcase of nuanced characterization, acute observation and seamless plotting.«
The Washington Post
»Gorgeously written ... the 17th book in this superlative series restates Leon's theme with more intensity than usual.«
The New York Times Book Review
»One of her finest; a cunning novel of great depth.«
The Boston Globe
»A showcase of nuanced characterization, acute observation and seamless plotting.«
The Washington Post
»Gorgeously written ... the 17th book in this superlative series restates Leon's theme with more intensity than usual.«
The New York Times Book Review
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