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    DescriptionWhen Commissario Brunetti receives a visit from one of his wife's students with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, he thinks little of it, despite being intrigued by the girl's intelligence and moral conscience. But when the girl is found stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is no longer Paola's student, but instead becomes Brunetti's case. Claudia seemed to have no discernible living family, but lived with an elderly Austrian woman. Brunetti is stunned by the extraordinary art collection the old woman keeps, and when she in turn is found dead, the case begins to unlock long buried secrets of collaboration during the war, secrets few in Italy are happy to explore...


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    Title
    Wilful Behaviour
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donna Leon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099536628
    ISBN 10: 0099536625
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    DC22: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    Libri: AMER3730, ENGM1020
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET100
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/ITALIN
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060, FIC022000
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    26 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Donna Leon has lived in Venice for thirty 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, Drawing Conclusions.
    Review quote
    "A classic example of detective-book murder, it is satisfyingly difficult to resolve ... Leon whips up a brilliant narrative storm" Sunday Times "Compelling ... absorbingly detailed ... this is a powerful story, brilliantly evoking Venetian atmosphere, and the characters of Brunetti and his family continue to deepen throughout this series" The Times "Donna Leon's novels have become successively more subtle, more complex and perhaps more serious, without ever losing their compelling power as narratives. This is especially true of Wilful Behaviour; the story is wholly engrossing" Evening Standard