Quietly in Their Sleep

Quietly in Their Sleep

[a Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery]

Book - 2015
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When Maria Testa, better known to Brunetti as the nun who once had cared for his mother, turns up at the Commissario's door, after leaving her convent following the suspicious deaths of five patients, Brunetti launches a personal investigation into the situation.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2015, ♭1997
ISBN: 9780802123824
Branch Call Number: MY LEON
Characteristics: 258, 10 pages

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maipenrai
Dec 09, 2016

(The sixth book in the Guido Brunetti series)

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DorisWaggoner
Mar 02, 2016

A young woman visits Brunetti's office after having left the convent, and the nursing home where she'd taken wonderful care of his mother. She's suspicious of the causes of deaths there of 5 patients, and wants him to investigate. All seem ordinary at first, until he looks into who might benefit by them. His superiors tell him there is no case, and to lay off. Then something happens to the young woman, and the police, at least individual officers, finally take her concern seriously. Brunetti's usual concern for the downtrodden, and the flavor of Venice, along with corruption in places which should be sacred not only help him solve the case, but show us more about him as a person. This case also gives us new glimpses into his relationship with his wife and children. Brunetti, as often happens, is impelled to act in part by moral outrage over something that happens to a family member.

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