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When Commissario Brunetti receives a visit from one of his wife s students with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, he thinks little of it, despite being intrigued by the girl s intelligence and moral conscience But when the girl is found stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is no longer Paola s student, but instead becomes Brunetti s case Claudia seemed to have no discernible living family, but lived with an elderly Austrian woman Brunetti is stunned by the extraordinary art collection the old woman keeps, and when she in turn is found dead, the case begins to unlock long buried secrets of collaboration during the war, secrets few in Italy are happy to explore...

Title : Wilful Behaviour: (Brunetti 11)
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ISBN : 9780099536628
ISBN13 : 978-0099536628
Format Type : Other Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Arrow 26 Februar 2009
Number of Pages : 368 Seiten
File Size : 675 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Wilful Behaviour: (Brunetti 11) Reviews

  • Fuchs Joan
    2018-11-13 19:17

    ...doch dazwischen liegt eine sehr interessante Story, auch wenn die immer deutlicher werdenden Beschimpfungen gegen (amerikanische) Touristen mehr als nur erstaunen. Ebenso wiederholt sich die Autorin öfter als gewöhnlich, was ebenso etwas befremdlich wirkt. Dafür bekommt man etwas mehr Persönliches der Protagonisten mit. Der Mittelteil ist durchaus spannend und wie üblich gut geschrieben, doch der fade Ausklang hinterlässt einen schalen Nachgeschmack.

  • Donald Mitchell
    2018-12-10 14:42

    To me, the best mysteries can be viewed more as novels than as puzzles to be solved. Donna Leon successfully crosses into this high ground of mystery writing with Wilful Behaviour.In fact, such a successful novel can be read independently of the other books in a series. Wilful Behaviour also meets that test.Do you like a book with memorable characters? Wilful Behaviour delivers both with characters that you meet in the novel and those who are described by other characters.Do you like an intricate plot where all the pieces fit together in multiple dimensions? Wilful Behaviour once again is a good book in terms of this quality.Do you like novels that reflect other novels, rewarding the well-read? Donna Leon delivers here as well.Although I have always liked this series, Wilful Behaviour breaks out above the clouds in terms of being much better than the earlier offerings in the series.In the story, Professoressa Paola Brunetti is approached by one of her better students, Claudia Leonardo, about a legal question that the student hopes Professor Brunetti's husband, Commissario Guido Brunetti, can answer. Guido resists providing any information without receiving more details. He meets Claudia and finds that her question relates back to the difficult days of World War II. Not knowing much about those days, Guido begins to exercise his curiosity and learns about many hidden crimes from those days.All of this becomes not so academic after Claudia is murdered, and many new questions are presented. In the process of investigating Claudia's murder, Brunetti learns about new levels of deception and depravity that some employ to achieve their selfish ends.I have read a number of novels that relate to those days in World War II in Italy, and I found this one to be one of the very best.Enjoy!

  • Donald Mitchell
    2018-12-04 17:40

    To me, the best mysteries can be viewed more as novels than as puzzles to be solved. Donna Leon successfully crosses into this high ground of mystery writing with Wilful Behaviour.In fact, such a successful novel can be read independently of the other books in a series. Wilful Behaviour also meets that test.Do you like a book with memorable characters? Wilful Behaviour delivers both with characters that you meet in the novel and those who are described by other characters.Do you like an intricate plot where all the pieces fit together in multiple dimensions? Wilful Behaviour once again is a good book in terms of this quality.Do you like novels that reflect other novels, rewarding the well-read? Donna Leon delivers here as well.Although I have always liked this series, Wilful Behaviour breaks out above the clouds in terms of being much better than the earlier offerings in the series.In the story, Professoressa Paola Brunetti is approached by one of her better students, Claudia Leonardo, about a legal question that the student hopes Professor Brunetti's husband, Commissario Guido Brunetti, can answer. Guido resists providing any information without receiving more details. He meets Claudia and finds that her question relates back to the difficult days of World War II. Not knowing much about those days, Guido begins to exercise his curiosity and learns about many hidden crimes from those days.All of this becomes not so academic after Claudia is murdered, and many new questions are presented. In the process of investigating Claudia's murder, Brunetti learns about new levels of deception and depravity that some employ to achieve their selfish ends.I have read a number of novels that relate to those days in World War II in Italy, and I found this one to be one of the very best.Enjoy!

  • Gertraut Seib
    2018-11-13 18:12

    ..., die doch die Gegenwart erst zu dem gemacht hat, was sie ist!Nach zweimaligem Durchlesen dieses Leon-Krimis möchte ich sagen, dass dieser Satz vielleicht das Leitmotiv für ihr Buch war. Denn diese Geschichte um das Mädchen - im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes eines - Claudia, das ermordet wird, nachdem Brunetti sie und ihr Anliegen schon kennt, reicht zurück in die Zeit des zweiten Weltkrieges, bringt Gier und Gemeinheit ans Tageslicht und auch ganz wunderbare menschliche Eigenschaften. Ich hab's wohl erst beim zweiten Lesen ganz verstanden, es hat mich sehr nachdenklich gemacht und ich muss zugeben, dass einen Donna Leons Krimis immer wieder vergessen lassen, dass es sich um fiktive Figuren handelt! Ich bin nur mit dem Schluss nicht ganz glücklich, er passt nicht so ganz. Daher nur 4 Sterne.

  • Celine C. Jundt
    2018-11-27 20:30

    Die an sich spannend aufgezogene Geschichte wird im Laufe des Buches zunehmend verworrener, so dass sich der Leser zeitweise kaum mehr zurechtfindet - ähnlich ergeht es dem Commissario Brunetti. Der Schluss kommt zwar unerwartet, ist aber leider auch etwas flach geraten.Alles in Allem ist dies sicher nicht Brunettis spannendster Fall, doch den Liebhaber der Brunetti-Reihe tröstet der wundervolle Stil Leons und ihre Beschreibungen Venedigs - die wie stets zum Träumen verleiten - über die etwas schwache Geschichte hinweg.