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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (26 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099536552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099536550
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donna Leon has lived in Venice for many years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Through A Glass, Darkly, Suffer the Little Children, The Girl of His Dreams, and most recently, About Face.

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"The virtues of Leon's writing are all on display in ... Doctored Evidence ... [Leon] has a wonderful feeling for the social complexities of Venice, where corruption is as old and deep and treacherous as the canals ... Like all the best detective fiction, Doctored Evidence not only solves a mystery, but also anatomises the setting in which the crime occurred" (Daily Mail)

"Leon's talent for sketching Venice with equal measures of affection and exasperation is undimmed, and Brunetti and his serious, thoughtful wife Paola remain subtle and pleasing creations" (Sunday Times)

"Fans of Leon will not be disappointed . . . She has crafted yet another expert mystery" (The Baltimore Sun)

"Deeply satisfying and often very funny" (The Miami Herald)

"A beautifully cadenced mystery . . . no one is more graceful and accomplished than Donna Leon" (The Washington Post)

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From Sunday Times bestselling crime author Donna Leon comes the thirteenth instalment in the Venice based Commissario Brunetti series with just as much enthralling mystery and murder as before.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Watson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Feb. 2013
Format: Paperback
The stories surrounding Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti are more about Venetian life than the investigation of the principal crime. In this, Leon succeeds very well. And for a change, Brunetti has a happy home life - well, the usual stuff with rapidly growing up children but even here he uses a heavy hand with a very light touch. So it's quite a relief not to have live with the unpleasantness of alcoholism or divorce or both.

The crime committed in the story is, of course, murder but Brunetti - or rather Donna Leon - takes pleasure in considering the seven deadly sins, most of which we conclude, are no longer considered sins but mere vices. She makes an interesting point with gluttony: no longer the over-consumption of food but now addressing itself to the acquring of non-essential material things. Of course, if we didn't, the world would no longer revolve around the sun and Venice would continue to sink below the waterline.

However, I mention all this because the plot is not really exciting enough on its own but with these added flavours, Leon creates a distinctly one-sided view of Venice and certain Italians. Politicians, civil servants are pretty much the same no matter where they live; it's just that the Italian population takes the greed and avarice for granted whereas here in the UK, we find ourselves appalled yet on it goes. Who'd be a banker today?

But Brunetti soldiers on. He manages to go home for lunch quite often, his wife is, it seems, an interesting cook and I suspect is probably the mouthpiece for the author. Fortunately, there is a little bit of crime solving. No rapid fire guns, no martial arts, just the gentle progress using those little grey cells, warmly lubricated with an occasional glass of grappa.
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By Dr R TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Aug. 2014
Format: Paperback
First published in 2003, this 13th book in the series is neatly underpinned by consideration of the Seven Deadly Sins and involves the violent death of an irascible and hated old widow, Maria Grazia Battestini. When her illegal immigrant helper is caught leaving the country and is killed trying to escape, Lieutenant Scarpa knows who to blame, hard evidence being immaterial. The arrival of a businesswoman, that she is determined and female merely reinforces Scarpa’s original opinion, throwing this into doubt and leads him to investigate the witness.

Brunetti, just back from a family holiday in Ireland [it is sensible that, unlike some authors, Leon has not written about Brunetti solving a case whilst holidaying abroad. Her character is too intimately connected to Venice, its peoples and its criminals], takes on the case unofficially. As with the pantomime villain, we have a chance to boo the vindictive Scarpa and cheer when the Commissario gets the better of him. It is, however, good to have a better picture of Scarpa – Leon paints him as the real villain of the Questure, hating Brunetti and his colleagues and determined to pull them all down, whereas Vice-Questore Patta is merely a puffed up toad, deferential to those in power and wholly self-seeking [Patta was ‘wearing a cream lined suit with a black shirt, also of linen. His tie, of slate-coloured silk, also of linen, had threads of the same colour as the suit running diagonally across it. … Signora Elettra was wearing a black linen suit and a cream-coloured blouse. It occurred to him that, had the two of them planned this, Patta would probably been motivated by emulation, she by parody.’]

Brunetti ‘considered Patta a complacent time-server, a man capable of almost anything to protect him job.
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By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 May 2012
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Donna Leon, who was born in New Jersey, U.S., has lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher, before moving to Venice many years ago to teach and now to write. "Doctored Evidence" is the 13th Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery set in, and around her adopted city in which; I think, by now, she knows the best place to go for pizza, the worst road to avoid for construction, and the most impossibly noisy, motorcycle clogged, neighborhood. Her recent Commissario Brunetti mystery Friends In High Places, won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for fiction. She has also been awarded the German Corinne prize for her novels.

In "Doctored Evidence," a wealthy old woman, widely known as the nastiest in her neighborhood, is found brutally murdered in her apartment. Police suspect the latest immigrant maid (they don't generally last but a month or two in this house), who has disappeared and is thought to be heading for her native Romania. The immigrant, when approached by the border police at the train station, runs for it and is killed as she crosses the tracks. She's carrying a lot of money, and forged papers. So she's evidently guilty, police thinking goes.

But a clearly competent neighbor of the old woman's returns from a business trip to London, and throws some light on the day of the woman's death. The neighbor met with the immigrant maid that day: she gave her the going-home money, and she knows the immigrant would not have had enough time to kill the old woman before she had to leave to catch her intended train. So Brunetti decides to quietly investigate the case himself.
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