When a body is found floating in a canal, disfigured with multiple stab wounds, Commissario Brunetti is called to investigate and is convinced he recognises the man from somewhere. However, with no identification except for distinctive shoes the man was wearing, and no reports of people missing from the Venice area, the case cannot progress.
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The book is written with that depth of thought about crime and humanity that characterises the best of Leon's work. (Jane Jakeman Independent)
[A] fine, atmospheric novel.Twenty-one books on, [Leon] has lost none of her delightful skill and wit. (Mark Sanderson Evening Standard)
Donna Leon's elegant and compelling crime novels enjoy great success throughout the world. On the surface, this is another entry in a reliable long-running series. But it's also an oblique addressing of some complex issues with typical intelligence and perception. (Barry Forshaw The Good Book Guide)
Beastly Things is a perfect accompaniment to a hot day and a cool glass of white wine. Superb. (Crimesquad)
[Leon's] books paint such an appealing portrait of modern Venetian life that they've sent droves of holidaymakers to the city. (Press Association)
From Sunday Times bestselling author Donna Leon comes the twenty-first instalment in the internationally acclaimed crime fiction series, featuring Commissario Brunetti who is called in to investigate a dark murder linked to Italy's meat industry.
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- PublisherWilliam Heinemann
- Publication date2012
- ISBN 10 0434021601
- ISBN 13 9780434021604
- Edition number1
- Number of pages304