|Plot Summary of Acqua Alta|
|"When he hears that Brett Lynch has been savagely beaten, Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice (Italy) police takes more than a professional interest. (Brett is the companion to famed opera singer Flavia Petrelli whom Donna Leon readers had met in her first novel, "Death at La Fenice." Shortly thereafter, a man's body is found, and a link to the assault is made, and the "conspiracy" grows, as only Leon can do. It's a conspiracy involving power, big money, the upper echelons of Venice society. Leon seems to be at her best when she is attacking corruption and "Acqua Alta" is no exception. Brunetti is one of my favorite police procedural characters. "
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Acqua Alta|
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Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- criminal's rise in a crime organization
Mostly a criminal POV story
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- government investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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