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"The superb reader, Andrew Sachs, has become the voice of Brunetti: intelligent, thoughtful, weary and worldly wise. When the policeman relaxes at night, we can almost taste the cold Pinot Grigio that he sips on his balcony, and when he pays a visit to the sickening, stinking, blood-boltered horrors of the slaughterhouse, we are led right down into the seventh circle of Dante's Hell." -- Sue Gaisford The Independent on Sunday "A gripping narrative read by Andrew Sachs." Choice Magazine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna's books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world. 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, Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and Beastly Things. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
I am an avid fan of Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti novels. I relish these books because I am made to feel a sly observer of the culture of Venice, the workings of the police... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Julia Williamson
A very enjoyable, nuanced look at a most topical situation. Multi-faceted, as usual, the complexity of which is belied by it's ease of presentation.Published 13 months ago by Leigh currier
Beastly Things, to my mind, is one of Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti's best, most thoughtful outings. Read morePublished on May 11 2013 by Stephanie Smith