Suffer the Little Children

Suffer the Little Children

Book - 2007
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Commissario Brunnetti is asked to solve the kidnapping of an eighteen-month-old boy and the assault on the baby's father, who is a prominent pediatrician. Brunnetti's investigations uncover a wicked scam.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2007
Edition: 1st American ed. --
ISBN: 9780871139603
087113960X
Branch Call Number: FIC Leon 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 264 p

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jeffreyochsner
Apr 08, 2017

This book shows how people who think they are behaving morally can destroy other people's lives. I could not stop reading because I had to know what happened, but this is not a happy book. There were plot twists I did not anticipate.

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DorisWaggoner
Jan 04, 2016

Parts of this addition to the series are as good as any. Brunetti's agonizing over the meaning of fatherhood, for instance, and the scenes in his family, are one of the reasons this series is so good. Two of her books came out this year, which may explain the editorial slip that mixed up two characters' names in a crucial scene and for a minute confuse the reader and pull us away from the tension of the scene. The investigation Vianelli's doing, on pharmacy scams, comes together with Brunetti's, in a surprise ending.

WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

In the sixteenth of this addictive series set in Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti seems in a more reflective and philosophical mood as he attempts to come to terms with the Carabinieri's brutal removal of an eighteen-month-old boy from his loving pediatrician father and his well-connected wife. As Brunetti muses on the bonds of parenthood and exposes an illegal adoption process, his colleague unravels the details of a scam which opens the door to blackmail and a father's violent revenge.

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2011angie
Jul 26, 2012

Not one of her best. Mix up in names - editor ? - and s l o w, too much details.

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