By Donna Leon
At a cocktail party given via his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the spouse of a filthy rich Venetian businessman. He's charmed - maybe too charmed, indicates his spouse Paola - by way of her love of Virgil and Cicero, yet stunned by way of her visual appeal.
A few days later, Brunetti is visited via Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the close by urban of Marghera. As a part of a much wider research into Mafia takeovers of companies within the quarter, Guarino wishes information regarding the landlord of a trucking corporation who was once chanced on murdered in his place of work. He believes the man's demise is hooked up to the unlawful transportation of refuse - and extra sinister fabric - in his company's vehicles. No stranger to mutual suspicion and festival among rival Italian police departments, Brunetti is however questioned by way of the more youthful man's behaviour.
Eventually Guarino consents to electronic mail a photograph of his suspect, yet by the point the photo arrives, he himself is useless. used to be he killed simply because he bought too shut? and the way is it that Franca Marinello is concerned?
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The main hearing starts today. ' Sigurdur Oli asked. ' 'Elinborg's down there. ' 'I suppose it will be a couple of months, suspended. ' 'I don't know,' Erlendur said. 'The bastard,' Sigurdur Oli said.
Sex has become much more complex than just the old missionary position,' Sigurdur Oli said. ' 'Anyone,' Erlendur said. 'Why do they always talk about the missionary position? ' Sigurdur Oli sighed. Sometimes Erlendur asked questions that irritated him because they were so simple but at the same time so infinitely complicated and dull. ' 'Or Catholicism,' Sigurdur Oli said. ' "The condom doesn't rule out either sex,' Erlendur said. 'Let's establish that. The condom doesn't rule out anything. ' 'He mentioned it without any explanation.
Since before my time. ' Sigurdur Oli asked, trying to be formal, as if to compensate for his little ditty. 'I asked her to wait for you,' the manager said. "The girl who found him. She's in the staff coffee room. ' The manager avoided looking into the room. Erlendur walked up to the body and peered at the wound to the heart. He had no idea what kind of blade had killed the man. He looked up. Above the bed was an old, faded poster for a Shirley Temple film, sellotaped at the corners. Erlendur didn't know the film.
About Face (Commissario Brunetti, Book 18) by Donna Leon