Dressed for Death

Dressed for Death

Book - 2005
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Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti series grows more popular in America with the publication of every new novel. In this installment, Brunetti's hopes of a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are once again dashed when a gruesome discovery is made in Marghera--a body so badly beaten the face is completely unrecognizable. Brunetti searches Venice for someone who can identify the corpse, but he is met with a wall of silence. Then he receives a telephone call from a contact who promises some tantalizing information. And before the night is out, Brunetti is confronting yet another appalling, and apparently senseless, death.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9780143035848
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 18 cm.


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Aug 24, 2018

Love this author!

Dec 09, 2016

(The third book in the Guido Brunetti series)

Oct 21, 2016

Aka the anonymous Venetian

Mar 02, 2016

In Leon's third Brunetti mysteries, he and his assistant learn new things about their city, themselves, and their boss. A murder in an area frequented by prostitutes appears at first to be of a transvestite--a man wearing a red dress and new red shoes. With no ID, and his face battered beyond recognition, it takes a while to learn that he's a prominent businessman. But the transvestite label doesn't fit. This discovery leads Brunetti and his team to investigate prostitutes and confront their own feelings about sexual identity. It also leads to danger and another murder. Meantime, Lt. Patta's marital troubles threaten to hit the national tabloids. Brunetti's wife helps him understand his own reactions while they attempt to keep their children from knowing about the case. She also feeds her family wonderful meals while reading Henry James.

Sep 27, 2014

This series is excellent--great plots, interesting characters, and a matchless setting. Enjoy!

Jun 02, 2013

I'm loving this series. Great sense of locale and Italian life.


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