Willful Behavior

Willful Behavior

eBook - 2010
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When Commissario Guido Brunetti first meets her, Claudia Leonardo is merely one of his wife Paola's students. Intelligent and serious, she asks for his help in obtaining a pardon for a crime once committed by her now-dead grandfather. Brunetti thinks little of it-until Claudia is found dead. Unable to find any living relatives, he visits the elderly Austrian woman who was once Claudia's grandfather's lover and with whom Claudia was close-and is stunned by the extraordinary art collection she keeps in her otherwise modest apartment. When she, too, is murdered, Brunetti's investigation uncovers shocking skeletons in the closet of Nazi collaboration that few in Italy want revealed...
Publisher: Made available through hoopla,, 2010.
[United States] :, Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated :, 2010.
ISBN: 9780802198990
0802198996
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 18, 2014

Claudia, one of Brunetti's wife's best students, asks him what it would take to get a pardon for a long-ago crime. She's unwilling to tell him much, and he forgets it. Until, that is, she's murdered. Brunetti can't resist following up, especially when an art dealer is murdered. Claudia's grandfather had been involved with art, so Brunetti suspects a connection. She spoke of her grandmother, but didn't give her name, so the case is convoluted. Eventually he finds her--and a huge collection of art stolen by the Nazis. No one wants this subject discussed, and statutes of limitations have run out. But Brunetti's sense of honor keep him involved. Another great page turner. Also another development in the relationship between Brunetti and his sidekick.

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Palomino
Aug 21, 2011

Good writing! Love this author.

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kturnbull
Jan 01, 2011

recommended by Jane Qunin. Not bad for a mystery, but not enough to convert me

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