By Donna Leon
While a lorry crashes on one of many treacherous hair-pin bends within the Italian Dolomites even Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is appalled whilst he learns of its bad shipment. this can be Donna Leon's fourth novel to add Guido Brunetti.
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Whoever did it must have done it between Padua and Mestre: no one would have taken the chance of being caught on the same train when it pulled into the station at Venice. The train wasn't a local, so Mestre was the only stop between Padua and Venice. It was unlikely that someone getting off the train at Mestre would have drawn any special notice, but it was worth checking at the station. The conductors usually sat in the first compartment, so they would have to be questioned to see what they remembered.
Who would be cleaner than Carlo Trevisan? More interestingly, who could have put two bullets in his gut and not bothered to take his wallet? Brunetti pulled out his bottom drawer with the toe of his right foot, leaned back in his chair, and folded his feet on the open drawer. Whoever did it must have done it between Padua and Mestre: no one would have taken the chance of being caught on the same train when it pulled into the station at Venice. The train wasn't a local, so Mestre was the only stop between Padua and Venice.
Silence. ' she asked, voice calm. 'Whichever you'd feel more comfortable in doing, dottoressa,' Brunetti answered. ' 'That's very kind of you, dottoressa. ' ‘I have some house calls to make this morning, but I should be finished with them by eleven. ' Since it was she who was doing the favour, Brunetti didn't feel comfortable asking her to come to the Questura. ' 'One moment, please’ she said and set the phone down. In an instant, she was back. 'My patient lives near the embarcadero of San Marco,' she answered.
A Venetian reckoning by Donna Leon