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Doctored Evidence

by Donna Leon

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It is the interweaving circumstances of these clever whodunits that really appeals to me. Add the joy of meeting an old friend, Commissario Brunetti, and you have one of those comfortable books where you know all will be revealed but you try desperately to find the culprit before the protagonist does. I love them, the red herrings, the uncertainty and with these, the wonderful setting of Venice. If you are new to her you’ve got a good 12 in her back catalogue to enjoy. If familiar, then Brunetti is as charming as ever.


Comparisons: Michael Dibdin, Magdalen Nabb, Ian Rankin.
Similar this month: Graham Hurley, Alexander McCall Smith.

Sarah Broadhurst

Doctored Evidence Synopsis

When the body of an wealthy elderly woman is found, brutally murdered in her Venetian flat, it is soon clear to the police that the prime suspect is her Rumanian maid, who has disappeared and is heading for Rumania. When the woman is approached by the border police as her train is leaving Italy, she makes a run for it and is killed as she crosses the tracks in front of an oncoming train. She has a considerable sum of money on her and her papers are obvious forgeries. Case closed. But when the old woman's neighbour returns from a business trip in London, it becomes clear that the maid could not have had time to kill the old woman before catching her train, and that the money on her was not stolen. Commissario Brunetti decides - unofficially - to take the case on himself. vAs Brunetti learns more of the old woman's family, it becomes clear that this is probably not a crime motivated by greed, rather that the probable motive connects with the temptations of lust. But perhaps Brunetti is following a false trail and thinking of the wrong deadly sin altogether…

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ISBN: 9780099446750
Publication date: 03/03/2005
Publisher: Arrow (a Division Of Random House Group)
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099446750
Publication date: 3rd March 2005
Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Arrow (a Division Of Random House Group)
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
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About Donna Leon

Donna Leon is the author of the international best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Leon was born in New Jersey and has lived in Venice for thirty years.   author photo © Regine Mosimann

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