Maria Testa, better known to Brunetti as the nun who once cared for his mother, turns up at the Commissario's door. Maria has left her nursing convent after the suspicious deaths of five patients. Is she creating fears to justify abandoning her vocation, or is there a more sinister scenario?
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Donna Leon is a professor of English Literature at a university near Venice and visits England regularly. A Venetian Reckoning is her fourth novel to feature Commissario Brunetti, following Death at La Fenice, Death in a Strange Country and The Anonymous Venetian, and is followed by Acqua Alta and The Death of Faith.From AudioFile:
Donna Leon has an astute feel for Venice and all the passions and pride of Italian life. As her books are hard to find in America, audiobooks may lead listeners to a great new mystery series. Blackstone has published four of Leon's mysteries featuring police commisario Guido Brunetti and narrated by Anna Fields. While Fields is capable, she has the disadvantage of presenting a story with a male protagonist. Bill Wallis, narrating The Death of Faith, shows a thorough understanding of the rhythms and customs of Venice. He captures Brunetti's chauvinism and projects his delight in the food, architecture and people. He's deft at Brunetti's frustration with bureaucracy and, in this story, the Church. The stories are close to travelogues, with details that the casual or passionate visitor can revel in. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Macmillan, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110333673751