The Anonymous Venetian – Donna Leon

My first Donna Leon for a long time; Hello again Commissario Brunetti!

The murder of a transvestite on the outskirts of Venice arouses surprisingly little concern amongst the police, until Guido Brunetti arrives on the scene and listens to the niggling doubts that convince him that all is not as straightforward as it seems. As the investigation unfolds, bank managers and local worthies come into focus in an inevitably Italian way, and Vice-Questore Patta is left by one woman (his wife, for a pornographer) and joined by another (welcome Signora Elletra). links: