Quietly in Their Sleep

Quietly in Their Sleep

Book - 1997
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In the sixth book featuring Donna Leon's ever-charming and sympathetic protagonist, Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has had five patients unexpectedly die and decides to leave her convent. In the course of his inquiries, Brunetti encounters an unusual cast of characters but discovers nothing that seems criminal. Is the nun simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto something very real and very sinister--something that places her own life in imminent danger? A beautiful, suspense-filled novel, Quietly in Their Sleep is Donna Leon at the top of her form.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©1997.
ISBN: 9780802123824
Characteristics: 258, 10 pages ;,21 cm.


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Dec 09, 2016

(The sixth book in the Guido Brunetti series)

Mar 02, 2016

A young woman visits Brunetti's office after having left the convent, and the nursing home where she'd taken wonderful care of his mother. She's suspicious of the causes of deaths there of 5 patients, and wants him to investigate. All seem ordinary at first, until he looks into who might benefit by them. His superiors tell him there is no case, and to lay off. Then something happens to the young woman, and the police, at least individual officers, finally take her concern seriously. Brunetti's usual concern for the downtrodden, and the flavor of Venice, along with corruption in places which should be sacred not only help him solve the case, but show us more about him as a person. This case also gives us new glimpses into his relationship with his wife and children. Brunetti, as often happens, is impelled to act in part by moral outrage over something that happens to a family member.

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