Blood from a Stone by Donna Leon audiobook

Blood from a Stone

By Donna Leon
Read by David Colacci

Blackstone Publishing

The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries: Book 14

9.13 Hours Unabridged
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On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. The closest witnesses are the tourists who had been browsing the man’s wares before his death—fake handbags of every designer label. The dead man had been working as a vu cumpra, one of the many African immigrants purveying goods outside normal shop hours and without work permits. Commissario Brunetti’s response is that of everybody involved: Why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant? Once Brunetti begins to investigate this unfamiliar Venetian underworld, he discovers that matters of great value are at stake. Warned by Patta, his supervisor, to resist further involvement in the case, how far will Brunetti be able to penetrate the murky subculture of Venice’s illegal community?

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Summary

Summary

On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. The closest witnesses are the tourists who had been browsing the man’s wares before his death—fake handbags of every designer label. The dead man had been working as a vu cumpra, one of the many African immigrants purveying goods outside normal shop hours and without work permits. Commissario Brunetti’s response is that of everybody involved: Why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant? Once Brunetti begins to investigate this unfamiliar Venetian underworld, he discovers that matters of great value are at stake. Warned by Patta, his supervisor, to resist further involvement in the case, how far will Brunetti be able to penetrate the murky subculture of Venice’s illegal community?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stunning novel…Leon combines an engrossing, complex plot with an indictment of the corruption endemic to Italian society.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“David Colacci’s narration adds nuance to Leon’s subtlest textual hints…Contemporary Italy, holiday time, violence, and crime all blend to make this a sure win for new Brunetti fans and a must for old friends.” AudioFile
“Crime fiction for those willing to grapple with, rather than escape, the uncertainties of daily life.” Booklist (starred review)
“Leon’s most adroit balance of teasing mystery, Brunetti’s droll battles with his co-workers and higher-ups, and intimations of something far deeper and darker behind the curtain.” Kirkus (starred review)

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English