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By Its Cover

(2012)
(Book 23 in the Guido Brunetti series)
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Donna Leon's critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its fearlessness in exploring politics, morality, and contemporary Italian culture. In the pages of Leon's novels, the beloved conversations of the Brunetti family have drawn on topics of art and literature, but books are at the heart of this novel in a way they never have been before.

One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem-the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist.

As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: By Its Cover: (Brunetti 23)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-02302-7 / 978-0-434-02302-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: By Its Cover (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4104-6727-9 / 978-1-4104-6727-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: By its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2264-7 / 978-0-8021-2264-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: By Its Cover: (Brunetti 23)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-959128-6 / 978-0-09-959128-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: By its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2347-3 / 978-0-8021-2347-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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1621 : UK Paperback
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Title: By Its Cover: (Brunetti 23)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-959129-4 / 978-0-09-959129-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: By Its Cover (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4712-8774-2 / 978-1-4712-8774-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: By Its Cover: (Brunetti 23)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-02303-5 / 978-0-434-02303-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: By Its Cover: Commissario Brunetti, Book 23
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: By Its Cover: Commissario Brunetti, Book 23
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: By Its Cover: Commissario Guido Brunetti, Book 23
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: By Its Cover: Commissario Guido Brunetti, Book 23
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: By Its Cover: (Brunetti 23)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: By its Cover (Commissario Brunetti Book 23)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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