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If you have never read one of Donna Leon s marvelous Guido Brunetti mysteries don t let the nfamiliar locale and culture Venice or the fact that the newly published TRACE ELEMENTS is the 29th installment in the series dissuade you These novels are written so that one can pick them p in any order at any time without missing a beat As for the culture of Venice there are elements of it that remain a mystery to all including the Venetians themselves Commissario Brunetti of the Venetian police is an observer than an interpreter which is just all including the Venetians themselves Commissario Brunetti of the Venetian police is an observer than an interpreter which is just for this long running character driven series that never fails to wi First Sentence A man and a woman deep in conversation approached the steps of Pone dei Lustraferi both looking hot and ncomfortable on this late July afternoonBenedetta Toso a dying hospice patient who asks to speak with the police claims her husband Vittorio Fadalto was murdered over bad money Commissario Brunetti and his colleague Claudia Griffoni promise to investigate the matter but was it murder or an accident Suspicions mount as they learn about Vittorio s job collecting samples of water to be tested for contamination Piecing together the tangled threads Brunetti comes to realize the perilous meaning in the woman s accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire regionWith an excellent beginning one learns that being a Neapolitan in Venice is a far greater handicap than being a woman and that one may not want to visit Venice during the summer Leon s voice is always a pleasure When talking about the heat she conveys the sense of it without referencing it directly Brunetti realized only then how hot he was He tried to lift his right leg but it was glued to the chair by sweat It is these touches that bring Venice to life by allowing s to see the city as those who live there doThere is a second plot thread of two Romany pickpockets It is interesting to learn the differences between how crimes are handled in Italy versus the United States The secondary plot does raise interesting pointsLeon s descriptions from the route to an address Brunetti takes that only a resident would know to his description of a room badly decorated to food are a delight and bring the city to life Even a plate of sandwiches at a bar sound good From the sides of the sandwiches city to life Even a plate of sandwiches at a bar sound good From the sides of the sandwiches ham egg tomato tuna salad radicchio rucola shrimp artichokes asparagus and olives Leon is wonderful at injecting verbal exchanges to make one chuckle When called into his boss s office Signorina Elettra remarks If you aren t out in fifteen minutes I ll call the police However she is also very good at making one pause and consider as with Bruno s conversation with a nurse But if you work with death you have to become spiritual or you can t do it any when they get close to the end you can sense their spirit or you sense that it s there They do too And it helps them And s She knows how to touch one s emotions Griffoniraised a hand and threw open her palm as if When Dottoressa Donato calls the estura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague Claudia Griffoni waste no time in responding“They killed him It was bad money I told him no” Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently deceased husband Vittorio Fadalto Even though he is not sure she can hear him Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially

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O release the dead woman s spirit into the air The three of them remained silent for enough time to allow that spirit to escape the room There is something wonderful about a policeman who reads Lysistrata for pleasure and describes Agamemnon as a windbag commander The relationship between Brunetti and his wife Paoli adds normality It is one of a couple who has been married a long time and still loves one another An interesting characteristic of Leon is that when her characters are in a professional setting she references them by their surnames yet when in a personal setting or amongst one another as friends she ses their first namesLeon is incredibly good as friends she ses their first namesLeon is incredibly good building a story She takes one along with her through the steps with an amazing subtlety to the cluesTrace Elements is A Police Procedural Without Car Chases Or police procedural without car chases or but with a somewhat political theme It is a very contemporary mystery with a contemporary crime It reflects on the degradation of true justice in our time and on compromise For some the ending may not seem satisfactory but pon reflection there is some small justice amidst justice that cannot be achievedTRACE ELEMENTS PolProc Comm Guido Brunetti Venice Contemp VG Leon Donna 29th in series Atlantic Monthly Mar 2020 I think Donna Leon is running out of fresh ideas perhaps not surprisingly after 29 novels in this series I found the continual complaints about tourism in Venice all too familiar maybe she will write something different now about the summer of 2020 when no one is visiting and the canals are running clean Over recent novels she has chosen themes that show the corruption or mismanagement in Italian politics and business and I felt this was also becoming predictable In this book the issue is one of the contamination of Venice s drinking waterI still enjoyed meeting Guido again and his police colleagues but I found the novel for the most part rather dreary The ending was good though asking the perennial estion of how justice can best be delivered in a flawed system 35 stars Donna Leon and her literary creation Commissario Guido Brunetti love Venice But they don t look at that beautiful and historic city and the country of Italy itself with rose colored glasses No In This Leon in this Leon 29th in her detective series you can see how problems both internal to Venice and global ones also are getting Leon and hence Brunetti a little downMass tourism with its resulting crisis of overcrowding pollution and overall major inconvenience to the locals rising crime global warming s effect on acua alta flooding and on weather in general cronyism and corruption and bureaucracy in politics and business You name it Brunetti is suffering from its effectsBut as I said Brunetti loves Venice as does expat author Leon born in New Jersey Leon lived in Venice for perhaps 35 years beginning in the very early 1980s only moving to Switzerland in 2015 but even now visiting Venice perhaps one week per month And her personal experiences and warm regard. Ppears to be a private family tragedy They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice’s water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident Distracted briefly by Vice estore Patta’s obsession with youth crime in Venice Brunetti is bolstered once by the remarkable research skills of Patta’s secretary Signora Elettra Zorzi Piecing together the tangled threads ,
Trace Elements

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For the city shine through in her Writing We Readers Feel We Are Gaining We readers feel we are gaining intimate knowledge of the real Venice even as we enjoy solving the mysteries with BrunettiIn this latest of the series Brunetti and as we enjoy solving the mysteries with BrunettiIn this latest of the series Brunetti and colleague Claudia Griffoni are called to the bedside of a dying woman whose husband had recently died in a motorcycle accident They killed him It was bad money I told him so That s all they can get out of her in her medically drugged and cancer weakened state Not much to go on but with the help of intrepid internet wiz Elettra Zorzi the secretary to Brunetti s boss Vice We Love You, Charlie Freeman uestore Patta they will manage toncover a whole nest of intrigue and corruption and find a MURDERERTHIS IS NOT A FAVORITE OF is not a favorite of in Leon s series It spends a bit too much time as advocacy literature with an agenda of pointing fingers at various environmental social and political issues without enough time on the actual crime and its solution I have no problem with Brunetti becoming an eco detective but I did need murder investigation and detective work here to counterbalance the dark issues of global warming corruption pollution and tourism crisisThis is really a 3 star book for me that I m giving 4 stars somewhat paradoxically for the very fact that Leon is The Messy Accident (An ABDL Story) using Brunetti and this mystery for a bit of a soapbox We need people to realize that these are serious issues and that the times are indeed dark Brunetti has always been an introspective and thoughtful character and his worries here seemite in keeping with his personality And one can only hope that his thoughtfulness in this book will encourage thought from readersBTW the title of this TRACE ELEMENTS is clever in its double meaning First the obvious one of chemical pollution of water sources and second that mentioned by Brunetti of his having no optimism about these trace elements of behaviour ie in people not with a daughter who on the subject of the environment was as grim as any of Dante s damnedYep I m giving this 4 stars because of my being so in sync with Brunetti and Leon in their concerns 3Trace Elements is the 29th book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series Brunetti investigates crimes in his beloved city of Venice Sometimes these offenses are particular to this beautiful city and sometimes they are It Looks Like This universal but they always contain the flavor of Venice Where else can you take a boat to the airport They are all well written with sharp dialogue and references to Ventian landmarks The crime in Trace Elements is one that could be committed anywhere Without giving spoilers the greed coverp and lack of concern for humanity were frightening but certainly not nheard of While Brunetti continued to be irresistibly charming with his keen intelligence love of books and food and jabs at Italian politics this was not the best in the series I have read many in the Brunetti mystery series and highly recommend starting at the beginning Especially if Italy has an appeal this series will definitely be satisfying. N time Brunetti comes to realize the perilous meaning in the woman’s accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire region But justice in this case proves to be ambiguous as Brunetti is reminded it can be when seeking solace he reads Aeschylus’s classic play The EumenidesAs she has done so often through her memorable characters and storytelling skill Donna Leon once again engages our sensibilities as to the differences between guilt and responsibili. ,