Beastly Things

Beastly Things

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Penguin Putnam
From the author of The Waters of Eternal Youth, twenty-first Commissario Brunetti mystery and Donna Leon’s biggest New York Times bestseller yet

It’s no wonder that Donna Leon’s latest mystery debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number ten. The series’s tantalizing crimes, Venetian setting, and much-loved commissario are a winning combination that continues to earn critical acclaim and a growing readership around the globe.

In Beastly Things, Leon lives up to her reputation as a writer unafraid to address the corruption underlying La Serenissima’s outward beauty. When an unidentified murder victim winds up in a canal, Brunetti travels beyond his usual sphere to find the connection between the dead man and a local slaughterhouse.



Random House, Inc.
The twenty-first Commissario Brunetti mystery and Donna Leon’s biggest New York Times bestseller yet

It’s no wonder that Donna Leon’s latest mystery debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number ten. The series’s tantalizing crimes, Venetian setting, and much-loved commissario are a winning combination that continues to earn critical acclaim and a growing readership around the globe.

In Beastly Things, Leon lives up to her reputation as a writer unafraid to address the corruption underlying La Serenissima’s outward beauty. When an unidentified murder victim winds up in a canal, Brunetti travels beyond his usual sphere to find the connection between the dead man and a local slaughterhouse.



Baker & Taylor
Commissario Brunetti investigates the death of an animal lover whose decomposed body was found in a Venice canal.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780143123248
0143123246
Branch Call Number: M LEON
Characteristics: 296, 7 pages : map ; 20 cm

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kmeckford
Sep 19, 2015

Love to read Leon. Her characters are great. Takes me right back to Venice

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read2day_0
Apr 15, 2015

I know returned this book.
Dale Blosser

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ilovewhippets
Dec 12, 2014

Excellent read!

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LeslieJLundgren
Oct 11, 2013

Good read, abatoire descripton emotionally disturbing.

AuntJane Mar 11, 2013

I am always happy to read a new installment about commissario brunetti and his interesting family and co-workers. To me, Venice is a city of mythic proportions - and it is fascinating to see it through the eyes of a local.

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dorothyalmas
Jan 15, 2013

In my opinion her best yet. Someone I would like to meet .

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klwallen
Aug 08, 2012

Brunetti investigates veterinarian killed because he was going to report butchers using diseased animals.

franceonisland Aug 04, 2012

Donna Leon writes about the not-for-tourists side of Venice, and draws us into the beauty and decay of a city that she obviously loves.
I like Commissario Guido Brunetti's investigative style, and his frequent suggestions to stop for a coffee when he and his colleagues need a breather.
The way Leon describes the world of the slaughterhouse, which adds a bloody touch/splash of horror to this story, shows off her detailed writing.
A wonderful read!

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giverny
Jul 30, 2012

A man is found in a Venetian canal wearing one shoe in Donna Leon's latest mystery. Commissario Guido Brunetti investigates the unknown man's identity and uncovers dark secrets concerning meat consumption and animal inspection.

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randalljay
Jul 30, 2012

I've been disappointed in some of her later novels but this is better. I find that the series is more engaging than any one novel - and it's best to be read in order.

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