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Unto Us a Son Is Given

(2019)
(Book 28 in the Guido Brunetti series)
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"Your situation is always ambiguous, isn't it, Guido?", his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon's soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given. "The world we live in makes that necessary," Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodriguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can't be allowed his pleasure in peace.

And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room - having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder - a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction.

Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction's most memorable and enduring characters.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given (A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4328-6206-5 / 978-1-4328-6206-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given: A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2911-0 / 978-0-8021-2911-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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March 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78515-217-3 / 978-1-78515-217-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given: A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-4838-7 / 978-0-8021-4838-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78746-319-2 / 978-1-78746-319-6 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78746-320-6 / 978-1-78746-320-2 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78515-218-1 / 978-1-78515-218-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
Author(s): Donna Leon
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
Author(s): Donna Leon
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
Author(s): Donna Leon
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given
Author(s): Donna Leon
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Title: Unto Us a Son Is Given: A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Book 29)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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