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Wilful Behaviour | [Donna Leon]

Wilful Behaviour

When one of his wife Paola's students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it, beyond being intrigued and attracted by the girl's intelligence and moral seriousness. But when she is found murdered, clearly stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is suddenly no longer simply Paola's student, but Brunetti's case ...
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When one of his wife Paola's students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it, beyond being intrigued and attracted by the girl's intelligence and moral seriousness. But when she is found murdered, clearly stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is suddenly no longer simply Paola's student, but Brunetti's case ...

©2002 Donna Leon (P)2012 Random House AudioGO

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    mary Dublin 6, Ireland 08-13-12
    mary Dublin 6, Ireland 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wilful Behaviour to be better than the print version?

    I would not compare the audio edition to a print one.


    What other book might you compare Wilful Behaviour to and why?

    I would compare it to other Donna Leon books that I have read or listened to. It does not disappoint and, as in her other Brunetti books, Leon manages to place the crime against a background that is far from the Venice that the tourist perceives - in this case a 1940s war criminal . Whatever the serious and unsavoury issues involved, Leon always allows her readers to follow Brunetti's musings through the calles and campos of the sestieri and end with the perfect meal cooked by his wife.

    The narrator is excellent.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene with Brunetti and the amazing Elletra .


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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