Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon

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A little more balance in the pacing would likely have made this very good mystery an excellent one. The ending is, not unexpectedly, open-ended but that is also not atypical of the books in this series.
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Nearly twenty years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992’s Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon’s novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption. This internationally acclaimed, bestselling series is widely considered one of the best ever written, and Atlantic Monthly Press is thrilled to be publishing the twentieth installment, Drawing Conclusions, this spring.

Late one night, Brunetti is called away from dinner to investigate the death of a widow in her modest apartment. Though there are some signs of a struggle, the medical examiner rules that she died of a heart attack. It seems there is nothing for Brunetti to investigate. But he can’t shake the feeling that something or someone may have triggered her heart attack, that perhaps the woman was threatened. Conversations with the woman’s son, her upstairs neighbor, and the nun in charge of the old-age home where she volunteered, do little to satisfy Brunetti’s nagging curiosity. With the help of Inspector Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra, perhaps Brunetti can get to the truth and find some measure of justice.

Insightful and emotionally powerful, Drawing Conclusions reaffirms Donna Leon’s status as one of the masters of literary crime fiction.
 

About Donna Leon

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Donna Leon is the author of eighteen novels featuring Guido Brunetti, all of which have been highly acclaimed, and the winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award. She has lived in Venice for thirty years.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by Atlantic Monthly Press. 273 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 30 2010

As languid in its movement as a gondola ride. Yet none of Brunetti’s earlier cases (About Face, 2009, etc.) is as remorselessly clear in connecting the delicately comic anti-authoritarian gestures Brunetti winks at to the miasma of corruption that hangs over his beloved Venice.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Apr 25 2011

But Brunetti not only remains devoted to his wife, he demonstrates why, with no more than a few words of conversation or a quiet touch. That, my friends, is brilliant writing. And that is what you get from Donna Leon and DRAWING CONCLUSIONS.

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Mysterious Reviews

Above average
on Feb 01 2016

A little more balance in the pacing would likely have made this very good mystery an excellent one. The ending is, not unexpectedly, open-ended but that is also not atypical of the books in this series.

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Spinetingler Magazine

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Reviewed by Theodore Feit on Jan 08 2012

Each book in the series is an enjoyable read, and this one certainly is no exception. The descriptions of Venice, its buildings and churches, continue to warm the heart of one who fell in love with the city years ago...

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