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Elle était à ce moment-là, de beaucoup et de loin, los angeles plus belle femme de Châtillon, et même d'ailleurs certainement. Quelqu'un qui l'a bien connue à ce moment-là me disait : Elle était belle comme ce marteau, vois-tu ! Et il me montrait le marteau dont il faisait utilization depuis vingt ans (c'était un cordonnier), un marteau dont le manche était d'un bois doux comme du satin depuis le temps qu'il le maniait, dont le fer si souvent frappé étincelait comme de l'or blanc. Et avec ça elle était tout le temps affable et gentille.
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Within the beginning pages of a debut novel approximately 20 years in the past, a foul conductor used to be poisoned in the course of intermission on the recognized los angeles Fenice opera condo in Venice. The Questura despatched a guy to enquire, and readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti.
Since 1992's dying at l. a. Fenice, Donna Leon and her wise, subtle, and compassionate investigator were delighting readers all over the world. For her thousands of enthusiasts, Leon's novels have opened a window into the personal Venice of her voters, a global of incomparable attractiveness, relatives intimacy, surprising crime, and insidious corruption. This the world over acclaimed, best-selling sequence is extensively one in every of the easiest ever written. Atlantic per month Press is overjoyed to be publishing Drawing Conclusions, the twentieth installment, in Spring 2011.
Late one evening, Brunetti is affliction via a dinner with Vice Questore Patta and his nasty Lieutenant Scarpa while his telefonino earrings. A previous woman's physique has been present in a Spartan condo on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio. Her neighbor came upon it while she went to select up her mail, after having been away in Palermo. Brunetti sees a few indicators of strength at the previous woman--the seen wound on her head, what can be a bruise close to her collarbone--but they can simply as simply were from the radiator close to the place she fell. whilst the health worker ideas that the girl died of a center assault, it sort of feels there's not anything for Brunetti to enquire. yet he can't shake the sensation that whatever can have created stipulations that resulted in her middle assault, that maybe the lady used to be threatened.
Brunetti meets with the woman's son, referred to as into town from the mainland to spot the physique, her upstairs neighbor, and the nun in control of the outdated age domestic the place she volunteered. None of those quiet his suspicions. If whatever, the son's distraught, probably cagey habit, a scene witnessed by way of the neighbor, and the nun's reluctance to inform something, in addition to her reviews in regards to the deceased's "terrible honesty,' in simple terms heighten Brunetti's proposal.
With the aid of Inspector Lorenzo Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra Zorzi, possibly Brunetti can get to the reality, and locate a few degree of justice.
Like the simplest of her loved novels, Drawing Conclusions is insightful and emotionally strong, and it reaffirms her prestige as one of many masters of literary crime fiction.
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L. a. Fenêtre ouverte est une nouvelle de Georges Simenon, publiée en 1936. Elle fait partie de los angeles série des Maigret.
La nouvelle est écrite à Neuilly-sur-Seine en octobre 1936. Son édition pré-originale s'est faite dans l'hebdomadaire Paris-Soir-Dimanche les 7 et 14 novembre 1936. l. a. Fenêtre ouverte est le troisième volet d'une série de cinq nouvelles qui font l'objet d'un concours hebdomadaire. Chaque nouvelle s'étend sur deux numéros : dans le foremost sont posés tous les éléments de l'énigme ; dans le moment, en quelques lignes, est donné son dénouement.
La nouvelle est reprise dans le recueil Les Nouvelles Enquêtes de Maigret en 1944 chez Gallimard.
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