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Drawing Conclusions

(2011)
(Book 20 in the Guido Brunetti series)
A novel by

 
 
In the opening pages of a debut novel nearly two decades ago, a nasty conductor was poisoned during intermission at the famous La Fenice opera house in Venice. The Questura sent a man to investigate, and readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Since 1992's Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon's novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption. This internationally acclaimed, best-selling series is widely considered one of the best ever written. Atlantic Monthly Press is thrilled to be publishing Drawing Conclusions, the 20th installment, in Spring 2011.

Late one night, Brunetti is suffering through a dinner with Vice Questore Patta and his nasty Lieutenant Scarpa when his telefonino rings. A old woman's body has been found in a Spartan apartment on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio. Her neighbor discovered it when she went to pick up her mail, after having been away in Palermo. Brunetti sees some signs of force on the old woman--the obvious wound on her head, what could be a bruise near her collarbone--but they could just as easily have been from the radiator near where she fell. When the medical examiner rules that the woman died of a heart attack, it seems there is nothing for Brunetti to investigate. But he can't shake the feeling that something may have created conditions that led to her heart attack, that perhaps the woman was threatened.

Brunetti meets with the woman's son, called into the city from the mainland to identify the body, her upstairs neighbor, and the nun in charge of the old age home where she volunteered. None of these quiet his suspicions. If anything, the son's distraught, perhaps cagey behavior, a scene witnessed by the neighbor, and the nun's reluctance to tell anything, as well as her comments about the deceased's "terrible honesty,' only heighten Brunetti's notion.

With the help of Inspector Lorenzo Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra Zorzi, perhaps Brunetti can get to the truth, and find some measure of justice.

Like the best of her beloved novels, Drawing Conclusions is insightful and emotionally powerful, and it reaffirms her status as one of the masters of literary crime fiction.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4458-5880-0 / 978-1-4458-5880-7 (UK edition)
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4104-3930-5 / 978-1-4104-3930-7 (USA edition)
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April 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: (Brunetti 20)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-02143-1 / 978-0-434-02143-7 (UK edition)
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April 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions (Commissario Guido Brunetti, No. 20)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-1979-4 / 978-0-8021-1979-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4458-5881-9 / 978-1-4458-5881-4 (UK edition)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: (Brunetti 20)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-955976-5 / 978-0-09-955976-4 (UK edition)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Paperback))
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-14-312064-6 / 978-0-14-312064-3 (UK edition)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: (Brunetti 20)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-955977-3 / 978-0-09-955977-1 (UK edition)
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: (Brunetti 20)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-02144-X / 978-0-434-02144-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Drawing Conclusions (The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-72131-937-9 / 978-1-72131-937-4
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
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April 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: (Brunetti 20)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-84657-318-1 / 978-1-84657-318-7 (UK edition)
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April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
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April 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
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April 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
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April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-60998-209-6 / 978-1-60998-209-6 (USA edition)
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April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Drawing Conclusions (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-7927-7708-5 / 978-0-7927-7708-3 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Drawing Conclusions: (Brunetti 20) (Commissario Brunetti)
Author(s): Donna Leon
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April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Drawing Conclusions (Commissario Brunetti Book 20)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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