The Golden Egg
In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayorís future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunettiís wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.
Brunetti begins to investigate the death and is surprised when he finds nothing on the man: no birth certificate, no passport, no driverís license, no credit cards. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed. Stranger still, the dead manís mother refuses to speak to the police, and assures Brunetti that her sonís identification papers were stolen in a burglary. As secrets unravel, Brunetti suspects that the Lembos, an aristocratic family, might be somehow connected to the death. But why would anyone want this sweet, simple-minded man dead?
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Review: The Golden Egg (Commissario Brunetti #22)User Review - LJ - Goodreads
First Sentence: It was a peaceful night at the Brunetti home, and dinner progressed in harmony Comm. Guido Brunetti is asked by his boss to look into a minor violation possibly being committed by his ... Read full review
Review: The Golden Egg (Commissario Brunetti #22)User Review - Sandy Weir - Goodreads
Finally caught up on the Brunetti series and sooo glad I did! I loved the earlier books in the series and then felt a bit ... overcome with comments and focus on politics in Italy (and everywhere ... Read full review