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Blutige Steine
by Donna Leon | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingGhaneschawing of Gmunden, Oberösterreich Austria on 5/19/2012
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Hollyjolly): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by wingGhaneschawing from Gmunden, Oberösterreich Austria on Saturday, May 19, 2012

7 out of 10


Kurzbeschreibung
Tod eines Schwarz-Afrikaners auf dem Campo Santo Stefano. Ein Streit unter Immigranten?


In Venice, two men kill an illegal alien from Senegal, who was selling counterfeit designer luggage. The police shock the locals by “speedily” arriving at the crime scene in a half hour, but the American tourists who witnessed the homicide had already given up. Most of the evidence at least with resalable value like the African’s merchandise has been stolen from the Campo San Stefano Square where he was killed.

Commissario Guido Brunetti leads the official investigation and almost immediately believes it was a professional hit not just a robbery or an economic cleansing by storekeepers who complain about these foreign street peddlers. Brunetti also knows how his wife, a left wing professor, will lecture him that the crime is another example of the social malice and failures of the current system. The case will enable the Commissario to avoid much of her oration, but will send him into the dregs of Venice as he uncovers clues with the help of his computer hacking expert Elettra.

The Brunetti police procedural series provides some of the best the sub-genre offers combing a strong mystery with a deep social issue. The current tale focuses on the illegal immigrant problem impacting Italy and other western nations, but places the complexities within a delightful who-done-it. His family especially his spouse shows the Commissario is more than just a super cop. However, as always the star of Donna Leon’s latest thriller is Venice, a city the author pays homage to while her hero tramps it cold damp streets.

Harriet Klausner
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingGhaneschawing at Jagdmuseum Schloß Hohenbrunn in St. Florian bei Linz, Oberösterreich Austria on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/29/2012 UTC) at Jagdmuseum Schloß Hohenbrunn in St. Florian bei Linz, Oberösterreich Austria

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Team Thimble´s task for Monopoly Turn Five was to release a book at Castles & Palaces. We found a lovely Hunting Castle in Austria "Schloss Hohenbrunn" which was built between 1722 and 1733.

Whereas the nobles of the 18th century hunted for deer and wild boar in the forest adjacent to the castle, the characters in the book we released called "Bloody Stones" hunt people at a Christmas market in Venice. And where would a bookcrosser release a book, the trophy of his bookcrossing hunt, in a Hunting Castle? On the antlers of a Steinbock, the trophy of hunters of past centuries, of course. 


Journal Entry 3 by Hollyjolly at St. Florian bei Linz, Oberösterreich Austria on Monday, June 18, 2012

5 out of 10

eine etwas schleppende Geschichte von Inspektor Brunnetti. Die Dialoge sind gut - besonders die mit seiner Frau. Es handelt um den Mord eines Afrikaners in Venedig und über gestohlene Steine. 


Journal Entry 4 by Hollyjolly at Die neue Mitte in Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, Oberösterreich Austria on Monday, June 18, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/17/2012 UTC) at Die neue Mitte in Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, Oberösterreich Austria

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Freigelassen am 17. Juni 2012, ca. 16.30 Uhr in Hagenberg, Neue Mitte, Hauptstraße. 


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