About Face (Commissario Brunetti, Book 18) - download pdf or read online

By Donna Leon

ISBN-10: 1409061833

ISBN-13: 9781409061830

At a cocktail party given through his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the spouse of a filthy rich Venetian businessman. He's charmed - possibly too charmed, indicates his spouse Paola - by means of her love of Virgil and Cicero, yet surprised through her visual appeal.

A few days later, Brunetti is visited by means of Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the within sight urban of Marghera. As a part of a much broader research into Mafia takeovers of companies within the quarter, Guarino desires information regarding the landlord of a trucking corporation who used to be came upon murdered in his workplace. He believes the man's loss of life is hooked up to the unlawful transportation of refuse - and extra sinister fabric - in his company's vehicles. No stranger to mutual suspicion and pageant among rival Italian police departments, Brunetti is however wondered by way of the more youthful man's behaviour.

Eventually Guarino is of the same opinion to e mail a photograph of his suspect, yet by the point the picture arrives, he himself is useless. used to be he killed simply because he acquired too shut? and the way is it that Franca Marinello is concerned?

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Yes, because of not sleeping well, you see. That’s why we insisted Dr Botev give her a complete check-up. ’ ‘She had been unsettled. I believe she had got herself into a pattern of broken sleep, waking up after a few hours and not being able to get back again, and then feeling tired all day—you know. ’ ‘You didn’t mention that yesterday, Miss Harper,’ Kathy said. ‘Didn’t I? ’ Brock asked. ‘No, she was like me. She didn’t really like the idea of them. But she did take one yesterday, and took her glass of port with her to lie down.

What about these faint bruises on the upper arms? ’ Dr Mehta shrugged. ‘Perhaps she got so excited watching the gee-gees on TV she gripped her own arms too tightly. ’ Kathy broke in, and turned to Brock. ’ ‘Oh yes, I’ve got it,’ said Dr Mehta, ‘and of course we’ll test it against the swabs. ’ He turned to Brock. ’ He shrugged. ’ Kathy smiled and the pathologist rolled his eyes, returning to his paperwork. After a while he put the clip-board down and pulled a packet of rubber gloves out of a drawer.

The coroner’s office will be in touch with you, Miss Harper. ’ She smiled gravely at them and let them out. 3 There were neither patients nor receptionist in the waiting room of Dr Botev’s surgery. As the jarring note of the door buzzer died away, a dusty silence settled back over the room. Under the glare of a bare fluorescent ceiling light, public health posters about smoking, osteoporosis and safe sex curled on the walls where they had been roughly pinned, and a small pile of tattered and outdated magazines spilled across a low table surrounded by six chairs, each of a different height and design.

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