The Golden Egg
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In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.
Brunetti begins to investigate the death and is surprised when he finds nothing on the man: no birth certificate, no passport, no driver’s license, no credit cards. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed. Stranger still, the dead man’s mother refuses to speak to the police, and assures Brunetti that her son’s identification papers were stolen in a burglary. As secrets unravel, Brunetti suspects that the Lembos, an aristocratic family, might be somehow connected to the death. But why would anyone want this sweet, simple-minded man dead?
From Publishers Weekly
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Annoyed at the many mistakes
I need to write this now before even finishing the story, I am already loving the book but I am also getting very annoyed at the amount of typos and layout problems such as sentences separated by a long empty line, then continuing on the next line. It makes for confusing reading. Please fix this! I detest paying for books that are not edited correctly for these types of errors.
One of the better Brunettis
Donna Leon is on her game, and The Golden Egg offers everything regular readers might hope from a Brunetti novel: insights into Italian politics, a tour around beautiful Venice, delicious dinners with Paula and the kids, the boorishness of Patta & Scarpa, and the intensely humane comradery amongst the story's protagonists.
A love,y read that phases all too quickly and leaves one waiting for the next chance to visit.
About the summary and publisher's review..,
I'm a big fan of the Commissario Brunetti and am buying this novel today. I just want to point out that the Publisher's review in the iBooks store is about a completely unrelated book. Since I have to rate the book in order to have this posted, based on my reading of the Sample so far, I'd give it 5 stars. I really love the characters!