By Donna Leon
The homicide of 2 clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido at the Venetian lagoon, attracts Commissario Brunetti into the close-knit group of the island, certain jointly by way of a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders necessary of the Mafia. whilst the boss's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to go to the island, the place she has relations, Brunetti unearths himself torn among his responsibility to resolve the murders, matters for Elettra's protection, and his now not fullyyt common emotions for her ...
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You may say so. I feel the same,’ said Wexford. ’ the frogman persisted, creating unlikely options. ‘It’s not as if it’s hot and the felt like swimming. Or that anyone could fall in and need rescuing, it’s as shallow as a kids’ paddling pool round the edges. Ah, here’s my mate, getting in the boat. ’ He did. Wexford wondered whether to return to Lyndhurst Drive and ‘Antrim’ but, recalling details of Katrina Dade’s hysteria, decided to phone instead. George Troy lived in the only house of any architectural interest in Forest Road.
The flight was delayed nearly three hours. Something to do with water on the runways at Gatwick. And then they took half an hour getting the bags off. ’ ‘Not everyone,’ said Katrina. ‘Joanna wasn’t staying that night. She was due to go home on Sunday evening. They could be alone for a little while. Giles is nearly sixteen. ’ ‘I’d have told you if we had,’ snapped Dade. ‘It would have been after ten thirty and I like my children to be in bed at a reasonable hour. ’ This was Katrina, sniffling. ‘The answerphone was still on.
Though, if I may say so, it was a pretty crazy idea in the first place, thinking anyone might be down there. ’ ‘You may say so. I feel the same,’ said Wexford. ’ the frogman persisted, creating unlikely options. ‘It’s not as if it’s hot and the felt like swimming. Or that anyone could fall in and need rescuing, it’s as shallow as a kids’ paddling pool round the edges. Ah, here’s my mate, getting in the boat. ’ He did. Wexford wondered whether to return to Lyndhurst Drive and ‘Antrim’ but, recalling details of Katrina Dade’s hysteria, decided to phone instead.