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Blood from a Stone

(2005)
(Book 14 in the Guido Brunetti series)
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The latest of Donna Leon's novels about principled Venetian cop Brunetti, Blood from a Stone is one of her timeliest. Two mysterious white men carry out a professional hit on one of the Somali traders who illegally hawk counterfeit luggage in a local square, and for some reason, Brunetti's superiors are remarkably keen that the case be left unsolved. Is this mere casual institutional racism, or something even more sinister? Brunetti, like many other fictional policemen, has no particular gift for obedience to unreasonable orders, and has also a left-wing academic wife to prod his already active conscience. Donna Leon is not usually as political as she is here; this is one of her more biting thrillers in its indictment of international trade and the security state.

Brunetti has rarely been this melancholy--this is a thriller set in the dead of a Venice winter, and the cold, wet winds eat into our bones as we read. ---Roz Kaveney

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blood from a Stone: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-87113-887-5 / 978-0-87113-887-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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February 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blood from a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-01299-8 / 978-0-434-01299-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Blood From a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4193-4223-1 / 978-1-4193-4223-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blood from a Stone: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-4603-1 / 978-0-8021-4603-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood From A Stone: (Brunetti 14)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-953654-4 / 978-0-09-953654-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood from a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-14-311709-2 / 978-0-14-311709-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2006 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Blood from a Stone (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-14-303698-X / 978-0-14-303698-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood From A Stone: (Brunetti 14)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-947418-2 / 978-0-09-947418-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood from a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-01309-9 / 978-0-434-01309-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood From a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blood From a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood From a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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December 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood from a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blood from a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood from a Stone
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood From A Stone: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-57270-468-3 / 978-1-57270-468-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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May 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Blood from a Stone (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-7927-3545-5 / 978-0-7927-3545-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood from a Stone (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-7927-3546-3 / 978-0-7927-3546-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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May 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Blood from a Stone (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-7927-3623-0 / 978-0-7927-3623-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Blood From A Stone: (Brunetti 14)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-85686-972-5 / 978-1-85686-972-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood From A Stone: (Brunetti 14) (Commissario Brunetti)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blood from a Stone: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (Commissario Brunetti Book 14)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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