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It's a "slow season" for Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice (Italy) police department and this is puzzling the respected officer. Then a beautiful young woman comes in to see him. He recognizes her as a nun who had previously help take care of his hospitalized late mother, and one for whom he had great respect. She tells him that she has left the convent after at least five patients have died unexpectedly. She fears that there is something more to this than a coincidence. So does Brunetti, who begins a slow, but thorough, investigation, an investigation that leads him far beyond the convent's medical wards. Another in the successful Donna Leon series.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

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

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