Blood from a stone: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Series, Book 14

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On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle in Campo Santo Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the American tourists who had been browsing the man's wares - fake designer handbags - before his death. The dead man had been working as a vu cumpra, one of the many African immigrants peddling goods outside normal shop hours and trading without work permits.Commissario Brunetti's response is that of everybody involved: Why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant? Because these workers have few social connections and little money, infighting seems to be the answer. And yet the killings have all the markings of a professional operation. Once Brunetti begins to investigate this unfamiliar Venetian underworld, he discovers that matters of great value are at stake within the secretive society.While his wife, Paola, struggles to come to terms with their young daughter's prejudices about the immigrants, Brunetti finds that his own police force shares many of the same biases. Warned by Patta, his superior, to desist from further involvement in the case, Brunetti only becomes more determined to unearth the truth. How far will Brunetti be able to penetrate the murky subculture of Venice's illegal community? And how high does the corruption reach into the upper echelons of Brunetti's own world and the world at large?
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subject_facet Africans -- Italy -- Fiction, Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Police -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction, Street vendors -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Venice (Italy) -- Fiction
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title_full Blood from a Stone Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Series, Book 14, Blood from a stone / Donna Leon, Blood from a stone [electronic resource] / Donna Leon
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