by Donna Leon
✅ Editor: Cornerstone
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During the interrogation of a right, arrogant man suspected of giving medicine to a young girl who then dies’ Commissario Guido Brunetti acts without thinking, to do something he will quickly regret itAt the same time, he begins to doubt his career choice and realizes that he needs a break from the suffocating problems of his job.On leave from the Questura, Brunetti is sent by his wife, Paola, to a villa belonging to a rich relative on Sant’Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the Venetian lagunaThere, he intends to spend his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny Natural HistoryThe recovery stay takes place according to plan and Brunetti is finally able to relax, until Davide Casati, the caretaker of the house, disappears following a sudden stormNo one can find in him – not even his daughter, not his friends, and not the woman he secretly visitedNow Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, put his vacation aside and find out what happened to the man who had just become his friend.In Earth Stay, Donna Leon shows Venice by an initiated eyesFrom family meals and vaporetti walks to the incessant influx of tourists and stifling political corruption, the details and rhythms of everyday Venetian life are at the heart of this thrilling novel, and the terrible crime at its heart.
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