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A tractor that carries out some works in a farmhouse at the foot of the Italian Dolomites reveals a badly decomposed corpse . Close to the body is found valuable ring that relates it to an influential family of the Venetian nobility.
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Apparently the dead is the heir of the family, a young men kidnapped in the door of his house two years ago and of whom nobody had seen since then. The commissary Guido Brunetti takes charge of the case in an investigation that will lead him even to request the help of his aristocratic father-in-law to penetrate the secrets of a noble family.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, Foreign Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   radiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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