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By Its Cover by Donna Leon

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Also by Donna Leon:

Wandering through Life, September 2023
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So Shall You Reap, March 2023
Hardcover / e-Book
The Waters of Eternal Youth, March 2016
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By Its Cover, May 2014
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The Golden Egg, March 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
Beastly Things, April 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
A Question Of Belief, April 2011
Paperback
About Face, April 2009
Hardcover
Death at La Fenice, August 2007
Paperback

By Its Cover
Donna Leon

Commissario Brunetti
Atlantic Monthly Press
May 2014
On Sale: May 11, 2014
Featuring: Vianello; Commissario Brunetti; Paola
237 pages
ISBN: 0802122647
EAN: 9780802122643
Kindle: B00HWGM04E
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery Police Procedural

Donna Leon’s critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its fearlessness in exploring politics, morality, and contemporary Italian culture. In the pages of Leon’s novels, the beloved conversations of the Brunetti family have drawn on topics of art and literature, but books are at the heart of this novel in a way they never have been before.

One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem—the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn’t exist.

As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty.

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