Quietly in Their Sleep

Quietly in Their Sleep

Book - 2007
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Commissario Guido Brunetti is kicking his heels, pondering the recent lack of crime in Venice, when a beautiful young woman appears at his office door. Now calling herself Maria Testa, his visitor is more familiar to Brunetti as Suor' Immacolata, the nun who once cared for his mother at the Casa di Cura in Dolo. But Maria has recently left her convent after the unexpected deaths of five patients. Brunetti offers to make some inquiries but finds no obvious cause for concern. Is Maria simply creating fears to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto a deeply rooted, far more sinister scenario--and put her own life in grave danger?
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007
ISBN: 9780143112204
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 18 cm


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Dec 09, 2016

(The sixth book in the Guido Brunetti series)

Mar 02, 2016

A young woman visits Brunetti's office after having left the convent, and the nursing home where she'd taken wonderful care of his mother. She's suspicious of the causes of deaths there of 5 patients, and wants him to investigate. All seem ordinary at first, until he looks into who might benefit by them. His superiors tell him there is no case, and to lay off. Then something happens to the young woman, and the police, at least individual officers, finally take her concern seriously. Brunetti's usual concern for the downtrodden, and the flavor of Venice, along with corruption in places which should be sacred not only help him solve the case, but show us more about him as a person. This case also gives us new glimpses into his relationship with his wife and children. Brunetti, as often happens, is impelled to act in part by moral outrage over something that happens to a family member.


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