Wilful Behaviour : (Brunetti 11), Paperback

Wilful Behaviour : (Brunetti 11) Paperback

Part of the Brunetti series

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


When Commissario Brunetti receives a visit from one of his wife's students with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, he thinks little of it, despite being intrigued by the girl's intelligence and moral conscience.

But when the girl is found stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is no longer Paola's student, but instead becomes Brunetti's case.

Claudia seemed to have no discernible living family, but lived with an elderly Austrian woman.

Brunetti is stunned by the extraordinary art collection the old woman keeps, and when she in turn is found dead, the case begins to unlock long buried secrets of collaboration during the war, secrets few in Italy are happy to explore...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099536628



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I read Fatal Remedies in 2000, decided I liked it enough to go back and start at the beginning of the series with Death at La Fenice, didn't enjoy that one as much, and then forgot about the series for twelve years. So, it's 2012 and we went on a trip to Venice and I came back with a desire to visit this series again. I picked this one as it was the earliest of the three volumes available in my local library. And I enjoyed it very much! It has a lovely plot that worked very nicely. But mainly I enjoyed the fact that I know where Brunetti is wandering and when he gets on, for example, the Number One vaparetto to San Stae I am there with him knowing exactly what it's like. Although Leon paints a good picture of Venice, it's not as good as the one in my memory.I will be reading more. In less than twelve years time I hope. No promises.

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