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The Golden Egg

By Donna Leon

In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.

Brunetti begins to investigate the death and is surprised when he finds nothing on the man: no birth certificate, no passport, no driver’s license, no credit cards. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed. Stranger still, the dead man’s mother refuses to speak to the police, and assures Brunetti that her son’s identification papers were stolen in a burglary. As secrets unravel, Brunetti suspects that the Lembos, an aristocratic family, might be somehow connected to the death. But why would anyone want this sweet, simple-minded man dead?

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Format: Book
Author: Leon, Donna
Summary: At the request of his wife, Commissario Brunetti looks into the death of deaf, mentally disabled man who worked at their dry-cleaners and uncovers a mystery when the man left no official records and his mother is reluctant to speak to him.
Title: The golden egg / Donna Leon.
Publisher Date: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2013.
Subject: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Police -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction People with disabilities -- Crimes against -- Fiction. Venice (Italy) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780802121011 0802121012
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: M Leon
Oclc: 816028520
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Bib Id: 425457

Format: Book
Author: Leon, Donna
Summary: At the request of his wife, Commissario Brunetti looks into the death of deaf, mentally disabled man who worked at their dry-cleaners and uncovers a mystery when the man left no official records and his mother is reluctant to speak to him.
Title: The golden egg / Donna Leon.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2013.
Description: 276 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Series: A Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery
Series: Leon, Donna. Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery
Subjects: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Police -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: People with disabilities -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Subjects: Venice (Italy) -- Fiction
Notes: Map on lining papers.
ISBN: 9780802121011
ISBN: 0802121012
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: M Leon