By Donna Leon

There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely appealing floating urban of poser and magic, background and rot. however the evil that does sometimes rear its head is the jurisdiction of Guido Brunetti, the artful, urbane vice-commissario of police and a genius at detection. Now all of his admirable talents needs to come into play within the lethal affair of Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who died painfully from cyanide poisoning in the course of an intermission at los angeles Fenice.

But because the research unfolds, a chilling photograph slowly starts to take shape—a designated portrait of revenge painted with bright strokes of hatred and surprising depravity. And the obstacle for Guido Brunetti should not discovering a homicide suspect, yet particularly narrowing the alternatives all the way down to one. . . .

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Ahead of the struggle. anyone i used to be chatting with, I can’t have in mind who it was once, instructed me that they’d attempted to interview her lately. enable me imagine for a minute. ’ back he consulted his drink, and back the reminiscence got here floating again. ‘Narciso, that’s who. He was once doing a piece of writing on nice singers of the prior, and he went to determine her, yet she refused to talk to him, was once very disagreeable approximately it. Didn’t even open the door, i feel he stated. after which he instructed me the tale he’d heard approximately her and Wellauer, earlier than the struggle. In Rome, i feel. ’ ‘Did he say the place she lives? ’ ‘No, he didn’t. yet i will name him within the morning and ask. ’ both the alcohol or the waning dialog tired the glint from Padovani. As Brunetti watched, the foppishness subsided, and he turned a middle-aged guy with a thick beard and the beginnings of a considerable paunch, sitting along with his toes tucked below him, exposing an inch of calf above black silk socks. Paola, he spotted, appeared drained, or used to be she easily bored with having needed to sustain the extent of collage banter along with her former classmate? And Brunetti felt himself to be at that stability element that alcohol introduced: if he endured ingesting, he might quickly be fuzzy and content material; if he stopped, he may simply as fast be sober and sombre. selecting the second one, he set his glass at the flooring less than his chair, yes a roving servant may locate it ahead of morning. Paola set hers down besides and moved to the sting of her seat. She glanced over at Padovani, anticipating him to maneuver, yet he waved them off and collected the bottle from the desk. He poured himself a beneficiant drink and acknowledged, ‘I’ll end this ahead of I go back to the revels. ’ Brunetti puzzled if he was once as uninterested in the fiction of scintillating chatter as Paola looked to be. the 3 of them exchanged vibrant nothings, and Padovani promised to name within the morning if he controlled to get the deal with of the soprano. Paola led Brunetti again throughout the labyrinth of the palazzo, in the direction of the lighting fixtures and the tune. after they entered the most salon, they spotted that extra humans had arrived and the tune had elevated in quantity, holding velocity with the sound of dialog. Brunetti appeared round, packed with anticipatory boredom on the sight and sound of those well-dressed, well-fed, well-versed humans. He sensed that Paola had registered his emotions and used to be approximately to signify they go away, while he observed somebody he well-known. status on the bar, glass in a single hand and cigarette within the different, was once the health practitioner who had first tested Wellauer’s physique and declared him lifeless. on the time, Brunetti had questioned how somebody who used to be donning denims had controlled to be sitting within the orchestra. this night she was once dressed a lot an analogous, a couple of gray slacks and a black jacket, with an seen loss of obstacle for her personal visual appeal that Brunetti may have concept most unlikely in an Italian girl. He informed Paola he had noticeable a person he desired to check with, and she or he answered that she could try and locate her mom and dad to thank them for the get together. They separated, and he went around the room in the direction of the surgeon, whose identify he had forgotten.

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