Fatal Remedies (Commissario Brunetti #8)
Donna Leon's multitude of fans around the world has grown with each new Commissario Brunetti novel, and now mystery lovers in the United States can enjoy another compelling episode. In Fatal Remedies, Brunetti's career is under threat when his professional and personal lives unexpectedly intersect. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the q...more
Leon is on autopilot here. Her writing is banal, the plotting slack. We begin the book with sex tourism (Brunetti's wife has vandalized a travel agency that sends men to Asia to hook up with underage prostitutes) and end it with expired pharmaceuticals being sold to Th ...more
The plot is always well conceived, but the real pleasure is in the family dynamic of the Brunetti's, his philosophical and moral musings, and his meanderings around Venice.
And, when I talk about the family dynamic I suppose I mean his "work family" too. The relationships at the office are so real and so entertaining that I think they are my f ...more
A of powerful look into the marriage of police DetectiveCommissario Guido Brunetti and his professor wife Paola and their marriage problems and and strong differences. This is one of author Donna Leon's most engaging and intriguing novels offers series of the Italian detective earnestly. Every page is riveting with the issues of corruption, social moral and immoral issues and behavior, and unpleasant but real look at political posturing. At some point you as the reader will find ...more
As for the mystery -- it was not traditional and it was a little hard to follow, but believable in that aspect. I appreciated the glimpse into the compicated relationship between Guido and Paola and the issues of two people taking very firm stands ...more
The main character is police commisario Guido Brunetti. We get a peek into his police work and his home life throughout the books. Not all the mysteries are tied up in neat little packages at the end, but that's what makes this series so enjoyable.
Naturally an embarrassment to the detective, he is awakened in the middle of the night to come to the station not realizing his wife had snuck out to commit her deed. The police report is conveniently neglected but the next night she do ...more
Com um comissario Brunneti carismático, procurarei pelos seus novos casos não necessariamente por ordem ;P
An intelligent woman like Paola Brunetti throws a rock through a travel agency's window, on two occasions, to make European sex-trips to Asia, cease all together. And then she is surprised when newspaper and TV reporters siege their street. And is even more surprised when they just call her a crazy feminist but scream for her husband's resignatio ...more
There has been an act of vandalism against a travel agency and Brunetti is called in the middle of the night to go to the Questura and take care of things. Especially because the person responsible for the vandalism is his wife. How to act when their careers and personal l ...more
Throughout the series, the marriage of Commissario Guido Brunetti and his wife, Professoressa Paola Brunetti, has been, in essence, a separate character and one of the more interesting characters at that. That is particularly true than in this book, where their marriage, faced with an unprecedented challenge, more or less takes center stage. There are also moral questions to be faced, though not necessarily resolved ...more
It opens with vandalism (a broken shop window); the story unravels to include death, perhaps the Mafia, a pharmaceutical factory producing fake medicines...the tale goes on.
I really liked this one as it reveals more of the man, Brunetti, who is husband, father, police commissioner, citizen of Venice but also citizen of the world.
Brunetti is called out of bed one night to come to the station. His wife has been arrested for throwing ...more
Fatal Remedies is the 8th book in the Commissario Guido Burnetti series but the first one I have seen. Fatal Remedies does a very good job of standing alone. Until I finished listening and looked Fatal Remedies up on Goodreads I had no idea there were so many previous books and when I went to the author’s web site I found that there are now 21 books in the series. Now that I know I will be looking for some of the previous books and my poor TBR pile will continue to grow.
The characters in this se ...more
Donna Leon has lived in Venice for over twenty-five years. She has worked as a lecturer in English Literature for the University of Maryland University College - Europe (UMUC-Europe) in Italy, then as a Professor ...more