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The Resource Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon, (electronic resource)

Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon, (electronic resource)

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Unto us a son is given
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Unto us a son is given
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Donna Leon
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eng
Summary
"Your situation is always ambiguous, isn't it, Guido'", his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon's soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, Unto Us A Son Is Given. "The world we live in makes that necessary," Brunetti presciently replies. Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodriguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under arcane Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and his good friend Berta Dodson, just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room'having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder'a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction. Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly plumbs the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction's most memorable and enduring characters
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When an elderly family friend is urged to bequeath his fortune to a specific heir before suddenly dropping dead, Commissario Guido Brunetti untangles a disturbing mystery from the victim's past
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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10785721
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MdPfRBL
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Leon, Donna
Dewey number
813.54
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other
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Narrated by David Colacci
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  • Colacci, David
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Series statement
Commissario Brunetti Mysteries
Series volume
[bk. 28]
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  • Murder investigation
  • Family relationships
  • Detectives
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Criminal investigation
  • Adoption policy
  • Suspicion
  • Prejudice
  • Gay men
  • Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character)
  • Italy
  • Venice, Italy
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adult
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Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon, (electronic resource)
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https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781980027829
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  • Downloadable audio file
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online resource
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (9 hr., 19 min).
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781980027829
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Z15237
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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  • rbdZ15237
  • (OCoLC)1096314702
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781980027829
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (9 hr., 19 min).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980027829
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z15237
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • rbdZ15237
  • (OCoLC)1096314702
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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