By Donna Leon
As Venice reports a debilitating heatwave, Commissario Brunetti escapes the town to spend time along with his relations. For Ispettore Vianello, even if, the elements is the very last thing on his brain. it sounds as if his aunt has develop into captivated with horoscopes and has been retreating quite a lot of cash from the kin company. now not figuring out what to do, he consults Brunetti and asks permission to path her.
Meanwhile, Brunetti gets a trip from a pal who works on the Commune. it sounds as if discrepancies were taking place on the Courthouse concerning a pass judgement on and an usher with a ideal tune checklist. Intrigued, Brunetti asks Signorina Elettra to determine what she will whereas he's away.
When information reaches Brunetti that the usher from the Courthouse has been viciously murdered, he returns to enquire. yet why could somebody need a stable guy lifeless, and what may perhaps his dying need to do with the Courthouse discrepancies?
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