By Donna Leon
As Venice reports a debilitating heatwave, Commissario Brunetti escapes town to spend time together with his kinfolk. For Ispettore Vianello, notwithstanding, the elements is the very last thing on his brain. apparently his aunt has turn into keen about horoscopes and has been retreating quite a lot of funds from the kinfolk enterprise. no longer understanding what to do, he consults Brunetti and asks permission to path her.
Meanwhile, Brunetti gets a trip from a chum who works on the Commune. it appears discrepancies were happening on the Courthouse regarding a pass judgement on and an usher with a faultless tune list. Intrigued, Brunetti asks Signorina Elettra to determine what she will whereas he's away.
When information reaches Brunetti that the usher from the Courthouse has been viciously murdered, he returns to enquire. yet why could somebody desire a stable guy useless, and what may possibly his dying need to do with the Courthouse discrepancies?
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Extra resources for A Question of Belief (Commissario Brunetti, Book 19)
He had spent some hours in Joris’a home, the tidy, well-appointed home of a man of modest means and quiet tastes. The men here were of a very different type—rougher, more free-and-easy in their ways. Here short drinks went down, he guessed, at a high speed; voices rose, the atmosphere grew thick, the talk a trifle bawdy on occasion. Joris dropped in simply for a game of cards, never talked about his private affairs, and departed after a single drink. “They’ve been together for eight years and more.
He had built a little house there. Then one fine evening—the sixteenth of September— he’d vanished from the face of the earth; only to reappear in Paris six weeks later, and in what a state! Julie had been quite shocked at finding him dressed in a ready-made gray lounge suit. Never before had she seen him in anything but uniform. She was obviously nervous. Something was weighing on her mind. Every time she turned towards the Captain her look expressed compassion, but something else: an obscure rankling apprehension.
Why not? ” Maigret asked the doctor to leave the bedroom; then locked the door. He allowed only two women to remain in the house—the lighthouse-keeper’s wife and the wife of one of the men working at the lock—to keep Julie company. To the constable he said: “Don’t let anyone in. ” He walked to the gate, threaded his way through the gaping crowd, and made his way to the bridge. The foghorn could still be heard, but faintly now, as the wind was blowing off-shore. The tide was still rising. Two of the lock-hands were already on their way back from the village for their spell of duty.
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