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By Donna Leon

Whilst the physique of guy is located in a canal, broken by way of the tides, sporting no pockets, and donning just one shoe, Brunetti has little to paintings with. No neighborhood has filed a missing-person file, and no inn site visitors have disappeared. the place used to be the crime scene? and the way can Brunetti determine the guy whilst he can’t express photographs of his face? The post-mortem exhibits a fashion ahead: it seems the fellow used to be being affected by a unprecedented, disfiguring affliction. With Inspector Vianello, Brunetti canvasses shoe shops, and lands up at the mainland in Mestre, open air of his ordinary sphere. From a shopkeeper, they study that the fellow had a kindly means with animals.

At an analogous time, animal rights and meat intake are speedy changing into preoccupying matters on the Venice Questura, and in Brunetti’s domestic, the place dialog at relatives nutrients provide a window into the fun and conflicts of Italian lifestyles. possibly with assistance from Signorina Elettra, Brunetti and Vianello can establish the fellow and comprehend why a person sought after him dead.

As sophisticated and engrossing as ever, Leon’s Beastly Things is immensely stress-free, fascinating, and eventually relocating.

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Then he went back to the robberies in the subway, picking his teeth with the letter-opener. After ten minutes Rönn came back, glasses on his red nose, paper in hand. “I’ve got it now,” he said. “Car three from the Solna police station. ” Gunvald Larsson jerked forward suddenly, nearly committing suicide with the letter-opener. “Christ, I should have known. I’m hounded by those two idiots. They’re from Skåne, too. Get them over here on the double. ” Kristiansson and Kvant had a lot of explaining to do.

The executive? ” “Of course I’ve heard of him, but I don’t know much about him other than that he has a million different companies and he’s loaded. Oh, yeah, he also has a beautiful young wife who was a model or something. ” “He’s dead. He died tonight at the neurosurgical clinic in Lund after he was shot in the head by an unknown assailant in the dining room of the Savoy in Malmö. It happened last night. ” Martin Beck again refrained from replying. ” He took the glass of whisky Kollberg offered him and took a drink.

Sixteen fights. This was Stockholm, quite a different place. Even though there were no murders last night, not even a homicide. Thank god. How many burglaries or thefts had been committed, he didn’t know. Or how many addicts, sexual offenders, bootleggers and alcoholics the police had taken into custody. Or how many policemen had worked over presumably innocent people in patrol cars and local stations. Probably too many to count. He minded his own business. Gunvald Larsson was a First Assistant Detective on the Assault and Battery Squad.

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