Blood from a Stone

by Donna Leon | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0099474182 Global Overview for this book
Registered by halonhakkaaja of Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on 10/4/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by halonhakkaaja from Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Thursday, October 4, 2012
First published 2005. Arrow books, 2006 or 2007?

Back cover text:
On a cold night shortly before Christmas, an immigrant street vendor is killed in Venice's Campo Santo Stefano. The nearest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death - fake handbags of every designer label - but they have seen nothing that might be of much help to the police.

When Commissario Brunetti arrives on the scene, he finds it hard to understand why anyone would murder an illegal immigrant. They have few social connections and little money; in-fighting among them is the obvious answer. But once Brunetti begins investigating this unfamiliar Venetian underworld, he discovers that matters of great value are at stake in the immigrant community...

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Edit 3rd of July 2021:
With this book I participate in Delenna's Travelling around the world -challenge. Brunetti's daughter Chiara has a new friend, who's from Iran and that reminds Brunetti of his trip to Tehran. He tells people were polite, helpful, sophisticated and cultured. To this his wife says: "They've had three thousand years to become cultured". And continues, when Chiara is wondering what she means: "That when we were still living in huts and wearing animal skins, they were building Persepolis and wearing silk." (p. 228-229)

Brunetti tells about Tehran also: "The city was a mess, very overcrowded and polluted, but once you get behind the walls - one of the officers invited me to his home - you find lots of gardens and trees." (p. 229)

Journal Entry 2 by halonhakkaaja at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (7/29/2021 UTC) at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland

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Pääkirjaston ala-aulan vaihtokärryssä. Hyviä lukuhetkiä kirjan parissa!

Journal Entry 3 by Suhari4ever at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Thursday, July 29, 2021
Found this book, (among others, all of which I hauled home) on the main library of Kuopio in downtown. It was placed in a cart where all the books are free!

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