By Donna Leon
On a chilly evening presently prior to Christmas, an immigrant road seller is killed in Venice's Campo Santo Stefano. the closest witnesses to the development are the travelers who have been looking the man's wares ahead of his loss of life -- pretend purses of each clothier label -- yet they've got noticeable not anything that will be of a lot support to the police.
When Commissario Brunetti arrives at the scene, he unearths it not easy to appreciate why someone may homicide an unlawful immigrant. they've got few social connections and little cash; in-fighting between them is the most obvious resolution. yet as soon as Brunetti starts off investigating this unexpected Venetian underworld, he discovers that issues of serious price are at stake within the immigrant community...
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All along his colleague remained quiet in the passenger seat, as if he were asleep. “There’s a one-minute idling limit in Gothenburg,” Halders shouted when the patrol car turned around and started back toward the street. The driver waved. Three minutes later the call came in to dispatch and was immediately passed on to homicide, twenty-five yards from where Halders and Bergenhem were still standing. The murdered woman lay on the edge of the Delsjö Forest. The summer was over. The season was beginning.
He turned his gaze back to the woman’s face. She looked older now with her eyes closed. Pia Erikson Fröberg had examined the internal organs, saved the contents of the stomach, and taken a urine sample and a blood sample from the thigh vein when Winter stepped out of the autopsy room for a moment to call Ringmar. ” Ringmar asked. ” “Yeah, maybe. People tattoo themselves in the most bizarre places. ” “No. Just a naked face. ” “It depends on your social scene. ” “She seems poor. Cheap no-name clothes.
God knows how many of them had trampled around the victim. A uniformed officer was waiting at the police cordon. He was young and pale. Winter flashed his ID. ” “Yes. ” “The guy who called. ” The uniformed officer nodded toward the darkness. Winter could see the silhouette of a head in the dawn light. ” Winter asked. ” “Good. ” There were five cars in the parking lot, in addition to the two radio cars and the two cars that the forensic team and its boss had arrived in. Next to the entrance was a road sign prohibiting the parking of mobile homes.