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Unto us a son is given

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019. ©2019
Series: Thorndike Press large print mystery series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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"Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Guido Brunetti, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Leon
ISBN: 9781432862060 1432862065
OCLC Number: 1080554522
Notes: Sequel to: The temptation of forgiveness.
Description: 397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print mystery series.
Responsibility: Donna Leon.

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"Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room--having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder--a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction"--

Count Orazio Falier urges his son-in-law, detective Guido Brunetti, to investigate the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. Brunetti wonders why the old man can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. Then Gonzalo dies unexpectedly, and a friend in Venice for the memorial service is strangled in her hotel room after protesting the adoption. -- adapted from back cover

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