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By its cover donna leon

By its cover donna leon

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Commissario Guido Brunetti is summoned to investigate after the Chief Librarian of the Biblioteca Merula in Venice learns that their stock of rare antiquarian books has been vandalized. Brunetti soon discovers that there is a demand for these among unscrupulous yet fanatical collectors, and it appears to be an art fraud at first. Illustrated pages have been removed from the books, and Brunetti soon learns that there is a market for these among unscrupulous but fanatical collectors. It appears that the guilty party is a man posing as an American academic who has since vanished. When another frequent user of the library is fatally murdered, the investigation takes a darker turn as Brunetti attempts to track him down.
Brunetti had always been nostalgic for centuries he had not lived in, as evidenced by old paper and old books. They were printed on old cloth paper, which had been torn, pounded, watered down, and pounded again before being hand-made into large sheets to be printed, then folded and folded again before being bound and stitched by hand: all that work to record and recall who we are and what we think, Brunetti pondered. He remembered enjoying the feel and weight of them in his hands, but most of all, he remembered the dry, gentle smell, the past’s effort to make itself known to him.

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By Its Cover is the twenty-third installment in Donna Leon’s bestselling crime story, in which Commissario Brunetti is better than ever as he tackles issues of worth and importance with his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra.

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Commissario Brunetti is summoned to the scene when many important antiquarian books go missing from a prestigious library in the heart of Venice. The team claims they were stolen by an American researcher, but something doesn’t add up for Brunetti. When the Commissario takes on the case, he starts to look into some of the library’s regulars, including ex-priest Franchini, an avid reader of ancient Christian literature, and Contessa Morosini-Albani, the library’s main donor, and concludes that the thief could not have acted alone. When Franchini is found murdered in his house, the case takes a darker turn, and Brunetti soon finds himself immersed in the dark secrets of the antiquarian book black market. He delves into the pages of Franchini’s history and into the mind of a book thief with his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra to discover the terrible facts.

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Donna Leon, The Sunday Times bestselling author, returns with the 23rd installment of her brilliant Brunetti series. By Its Cover is the twenty-third installment in Donna Leon’s bestselling crime story, in which Commissario Brunetti is better than ever as he tackles issues of worth and importance with his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra. Commissario Brunetti is summoned to the scene when many important antiquarian books go missing from a prestigious library in the heart of Venice. The team claims they were stolen by an American researcher, but something doesn’t add up for Brunetti. When the Commissario takes on the case, he starts to look into some of the library’s regulars, including ex-priest Franchini, an avid reader of ancient Christian literature, and Contessa Morosini-Albani, the library’s main donor, and concludes that the thief could not have acted alone. When Franchini is found murdered in his house, the case takes a darker turn, and Brunetti soon finds himself immersed in the dark secrets of the antiquarian book black market. He delves into the pages of Franchini’s history and into the mind of a book thief with his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra to discover the terrible facts.

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“By Its Cover is a film about books, their significance and value, as well as their theft and preservation. Brunetti is given the opportunity to contemplate books as text, entity, and historical record. There’s also a crime, but books are far more entertaining.”
Description of the product Commissario Guido Brunetti receives a frantic phone call from the head of a prestigious Venetian library one afternoon. Pages from some rare books have been stolen. After a round of investigation, it appears that the culprit is the American professor from a Kansas university who demanded the volumes. The only problem is that the man had left the library earlier that day, and when his credentials were checked, it was discovered that the American professor did not exist.
If the investigation progresses, the number of suspects grows. Brunetti must doubt his assumptions on what makes a man innocent or guilty when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent three years at the library reading the Fathers of the Church, turns up violently murdered.