Dressed for Death

Dressed for Death

Paperback - 2005
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Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes of escaping the sweltering heat of Venice in August for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are dashed when a gruesome discovery is made in a field in Marghera--a body so badly beaten the face is completely unrecognizable. The victim appears to be a transsexual prostitute. Brunetti searches Venice--including the red-light district--for someone who can identify the corpse, but he is met with a wall of silence. Then he receives aphone call promising tantalizing information, provided he meets with the caller under a bridge outside of town in the middle of the night. This dangerous rendezvous leads to more senseless murders, but despite the danger, Brunetti remains determined to uncover the truth. Dressed for Death , the third novel in this international best-selling series is classic Brunetti.
Publisher: New York :, Grove Press,, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780802146045
Branch Call Number: MYS LEO
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Leon, Donna

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maipenrai
Dec 09, 2016

(The third book in the Guido Brunetti series)

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reading1955
Oct 21, 2016

Aka the anonymous Venetian

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DorisWaggoner
Mar 02, 2016

In Leon's third Brunetti mysteries, he and his assistant learn new things about their city, themselves, and their boss. A murder in an area frequented by prostitutes appears at first to be of a transvestite--a man wearing a red dress and new red shoes. With no ID, and his face battered beyond recognition, it takes a while to learn that he's a prominent businessman. But the transvestite label doesn't fit. This discovery leads Brunetti and his team to investigate prostitutes and confront their own feelings about sexual identity. It also leads to danger and another murder. Meantime, Lt. Patta's marital troubles threaten to hit the national tabloids. Brunetti's wife helps him understand his own reactions while they attempt to keep their children from knowing about the case. She also feeds her family wonderful meals while reading Henry James.

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jeffreyochsner
Sep 27, 2014

This series is excellent--great plots, interesting characters, and a matchless setting. Enjoy!

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meyoubou
Jun 02, 2013

I'm loving this series. Great sense of locale and Italian life.

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