Quietly in Their Sleep (Commissario Brunetti #6)
Donna Leon's mastery of plot, her understanding of Venetian manners and mores, and above all her philosophical, unfailingly decent protagonist have made the Commissario Brunetti mysteries bestsellers around the world, including an ever-growing American audience. In The Death of Faith, Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who is leaving her convent following...more
Commissario Guido Brunetti has a young woman come to his office. She seems familiar, but he doesn’t recognize her until she clarifies that the last time he saw her, she was a nun and a nursing sister. She has left the convent suspecting that several of her patients died unexpectedly and, perhaps, not of natural causes.
After being hit by a car and left in a coma, Brunetti decides to investigate even though he can find no clear crime...more
As with any series, part of the reader's pleasure has to come from familiarity with the principal character, his friends and routines. I particularly enjoyed that aspect of this book. C...more
In the course of the investigation, Brunetti is injured and endures a severe infection of his wound which puts him the hospital for a time.
There is a small justice at the end when Commisario Brunetti's powerful father-in-law, Count Orazio, manages to get a pedophile priest "re-assigned" to an Ita...more
A nun tells Commissiaro Brunetti...more
In this one, a woman visits Brunetti in his office. At first he doesn't recognize her but then realizes that it is the nun who took care of his mother in the nursing home for several years. She is not dressed in a habit now and says she has left the convent. She tells him a rather vague story about five people who died in the nursing home in the past year-not the one Brunetti"s mother is in. She i...more
But the other problem with this book was the really bad solution to the mystery. Tons of red herrings and then...more
Commissario Brunetti never disappoints me. I like to think how a movie or tv show would be cast from this mystery series. In my mind, I picture Gerard Butler (who I know is not italian) as Brunetti. His wife should be played by Catherine Zeta-Jones...more
In addition to travel books, I read foreign mysteries more than any other genre. Now there are those that are written by Americans who visit the country where the action is set (Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith, etc.) and then th...more
A nun leaves the order visiting Brunetti with concerns over 5 questionable deaths at a nursing home. She thinks there may have been changes of inheritance by beneficiaries in their wills. Brunetti investigates these deaths and another death and automobile accident occur. Ties to Opus Dei are discovered making everyone uncomfortable....more
Dieses hat mich wirklich traurig gemacht. Eine junge Frau, die wirklich an ihre Bestimmung als Nonne geglaubt hat, faengt an die Doppelstandarts...more
Someone really s...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