By Donna Leon
The homicide of 2 clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido at the Venetian lagoon, attracts Commissario Brunetti into the close-knit group of the island, sure jointly through a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders valuable of the Mafia. whilst the boss's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to go to the island, the place she has family, Brunetti reveals himself torn among his accountability to unravel the murders, matters for Elettra's safeguard, and his no longer solely undemanding emotions for her ...
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Riding low with a cargo of castings, the barge was holding the centre of the channel when a careless cruiser forced it over towards the bank. The bargee swore with proverbial force as the bottom bumped and the propeller stuttered, thinking he'd caught some sizeable bit of rubbish dumped in the murky waters. Switching off the engine he hurried to the stern and peered over. At first he was just aware that the dark brown water was imbued with a richer stain. Then as he saw what came drifting slowly to the surface, he began to swear again but this time as a kind of pious defence.
Embellished by Fleet Street licence, the occasion sounded like something out of Dennis Wheatley. ), fortune-telling in the very fairground where Brenda had been murdered. Not even a perhaps, thought Pascoe. He wondered if Dalziel had seen it yet. 'Auntie was really upset this morning,' continued the girl. ' 'I'm sorry about that,' said Pascoe conciliatingly. ' she flashed. 'It's not that. It's Auntie's reputation. ' said Pascoe, beginning to feel a little irritated. 'Surely you're rating all this stuff a little bit high, aren't you, Miss Stanhope?
Mr Sorby objected but she still kept coming. ' 'Naturally. ' The girl shrugged. 'I had an office job, but it was pretty deadly. I'd picked up a lot of things from Aunt Rose, she brought me up, you see. Well, I'm not Romany, so I didn't have anything of her gift, but I got quite interested in casting horoscopes. It's pretty scientific that, you only need a very limited degree of sensitivity. Palmistry the same. I got myself properly qualified and gave up the office to work at it full time alongside Aunt Rose.