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978-1785152177

Unto Us a Son Is Given - Signed, Lined & Dated

Unto Us a Son Is Given - Signed, Lined & Dated

by Donna Leon

Publisher Heinemann

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In the 28th novel in Donna Leons bestselling Commissario Brunetti series, Brunettis father-in-law, the Count Falier, urges Brunetti to investigate and intervene in the seemingly innocent plan of the Counts best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodrguez de Tejeda, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would become heir to Gonzalos entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalos friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man cant be allowed his pleasure in peace.

Not long after Gonzalo unexpectedly passes away, one of Gonzalos oldest friends, just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti is drawn reluctantly into the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalos life that ultimately led to murder.

Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly follows the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fictions most memorable and enduring characters.

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Donna Leon

Donna Leon is the American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice, Italy, featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti. In 2003, she received the Corine Literature Prize.


Leon lived in Venice for over 30 years and was a lecturer in English literature for the University of Maryland College, Europe, in Italy and then worked as a professor from 1981 to 1999 at the American military base of Vicenza, Italy. Eventually, she stopped teaching and concentrated on writing and other cultural activities in the field of music.


Her Commissario Brunetti novels all take place in or around Venice. They are written in English and have been translated into many foreign languages, but--at Leon's request--not into Italian. The ninth Brunetti novel, Friends in High Places, won the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger in 2000. German television has produced 22 Commissario Brunetti episodes for broadcast


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