Doctored Evidence (Google eBook)

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Grove Press, Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Donna Leon's riveting new novel, "Doctored Evidence, " follows Commissario Guido Brunetti down the winding streets of contemporary Venice as he throws open the doors of a case his superiors would rather leave closed. When a miserly spinster is found brutally murdered in her Venice apartment, police immediately suspect her Romanian housekeeper. They are certain their job is done after the immigrant dies while fleeing arrest, but weeks later; a neighbor comes forward to defend the innocence of the accused. The only investigator who believes the alibi is Brunetti, who will have to go behind the backs of his superiors to vindicate the Romanian and find her employer's actual killer. As always, the indispensable hacking skills of the ever-loyal Signorina Elettra are the perfect complement to Brunetti's meticulous detective work. She discovers mysterious deposits in the old woman's bank account, but who made them? As Brunetti investigates, his wife, at home, reads him teachings on the Seven Deadly Sins. In a modern world of intrigue and nebulous morality, how do they relate to the murder at hand? Doctored Evidence is charged with suspense and evokes a contemporary Venice with Donna Leon's masterful flair.
  

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Review: Doctored Evidence (Commissario Brunetti #13)

User Review  - Marianna Monaco - Goodreads

This is one of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series of mysteries. I like the scenes of Venice, and the depiction of Bruno's married life. He goes home to great lunches and dinners, and not ... Read full review

Review: Doctored Evidence (Commissario Brunetti #13)

User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

This was the first Donna Leon crime novel I read. I bought it during my honeymoon in Venice, determined to get a book situated there. Doctored evidence lives up to this. Familiar names of streets and ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Donna Leon was born on September 29, 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey. She taught English literature in England, Switzerland, Iran, China, Italy and Saudi Arabia. She is the author of a Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery series. Friends in High Places, a novel from the series, won the Crime Writers Association Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction in 2000. German Television has produced 16 Commissario Brunetti mysteries for broadcast. She was a crime reviewer for the Sunday Times. She has written the libretto for a comic opera and has set up her own opera company, Il Complesso Barocco. Her title's Jewels of Pardise, The Golden Egg, and By Its Cover made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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