The Death of Faith

The Death of Faith Maria Testa better known to Brunetti as the nun who once cared for his mother turns up at the Commissario s door Maria has left her nursing convent after the suspicious deaths of five patients Is sh

  • Title: The Death of Faith
  • Author: Donna Leon
  • ISBN: 9780330349499
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Death of Faith

    Maria Testa, better known to Brunetti as the nun who once cared for his mother, turns up at the Commissario s door Maria has left her nursing convent after the suspicious deaths of five patients Is she creating fears to justify abandoning her vocation, or is there a sinister scenario

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    1. Alex is The Romance Fox

      3,5 starsCommissario Guido Brunetti’s latest “case” in the 6th book in Commissario Brunetti Series by Donna Leon, starts off with a visit to his office by a young woman, who he doesn’t recognize but seems familiar to him, claiming that she suspects that several patients who had died unexpectedly and odd circumstances in the nursing home she had previously worked at. She thinks that their deaths may be related to their fortunes being left to the home and the church and not their heirs.Wit [...]

    2. Emily

      I'm rounding up because this one made me laugh so much. In past Brunetti books, Donna Leon has taken on the American presence in Italy, sex trafficking, political corruption, Italian tax laws, and basically everything else she disagrees with. In this book, she takes on the Catholic Church and its institutional protection of priests, no matter their crimes. It turns out Paola is a virulent atheist, which results in some pretty funny conversations between Paola and Brunetti, and the way that Donna [...]

    3. Brent Soderstrum

      I was very disappointed in book #6 from the Guido Brunetti series by Donna Leon. This appears to be Ms. Leon's two headed attack on religion. I am not Catholic. The focus appears to be on the Catholic Church but I think it goes much deeper then that. All the characters in the book who are likeable: Guido, his wife and kids, his sargeant and his boss' assistant all voice their negative views about religion. There is no balance as there would be in the real world. A nun tells Commissiaro Brunetti [...]

    4. Clara

      I read it in two days, and now that it's over, I wish it were still Venice in the springtime, and I were still with Brunetti, taking water taxis to the Lido over feathery, pearlescent waves; eating freshly made tagliatelle with peppers, tomatoes, and sausage at home in the middle of a work day; walking soggy, glistening "narrow calles" alone in the middle of the night; mourning over razored out pages in bound journals in a magnificent, touristless library across the street from the Piazza San Ma [...]

    5. Ms.pegasus

      Has a crime even been committed? This is the question Inspector Brunetti must investigate after hearing the story of Suor 'Immacolata. On the one hand he is inclined to give credence to her fears. He knows this woman as a compassionate and caring nun in the nursing home where his mother resides. She helps lessen the guilt he feels for his own impotence dealing with his mother's dementia. On the other hand, there is no real evidence, only the coincidence of 5 elderly patients having died within a [...]

    6. LJ

      First Sentence: Brunetti sat at his desk and stared at his feet.Commissario Guido Brunetti has a young woman come to his office. She seems familiar, but he doesn’t recognize her until she clarifies that the last time he saw her, she was a nun and a nursing sister. She has left the convent suspecting that several of her patients died unexpectedly and, perhaps, not of natural causes. After being hit by a car and left in a coma, Brunetti decides to investigate even though he can find no clear cri [...]

    7. Nancy

      This book, like the other Commissario Brunetti books I recently read, used a very topical issue as the centerpoint of the story. I found that my pleasure in the reading was definitely enhanced by my interest in the issue (just as it was diminished by my discomfort with the issue in the last Leon book that I read).As with any series, part of the reader's pleasure has to come from familiarity with the principal character, his friends and routines. I particularly enjoyed that aspect of this book. C [...]

    8. Deborah Moulton

      An odd mystery, this crime is not resolved. It's too dangerous to go on when Opus Dei makes its influence known and the star witness and crime victim simply disappears, opting for survival over justice. In the course of the investigation, Brunetti is injured and endures a severe infection of his wound which puts him the hospital for a time.There is a small justice at the end when Commisario Brunetti's powerful father-in-law, Count Orazio, manages to get a pedophile priest "re-assigned" to an Ita [...]

    9. Sharyn

      I am so enjoying these books. The glimpse of life in Venice is so fascinating. This may sound silly, but I am amazed that everyone goes home for lunch and the wives cook these fabulous meals, and people drink wine with lunch. For me this is almost a fantasy life. And then they shop and cook dinner!! One of my favorite scenes is Brunetti and Vianello having to eat sandwiches for lunch and Vianello lamenting he is missing his wife's fresh made pasta. This book has really interesting discussions of [...]

    10. Sandra

      As far as mysteries go, I found The Death of Faith to be one of the more complex books in the series by author Donna Leon. The story leads the reader through a winding road of victims, suspects and motives, and comes to the usual surprising ending. Not all questions are answered, which makes the story even more mysterious.

    11. Paulo Sousa

      Livro lido 1°/Fev//5°/2018Título: Enquanto eles dormiam Título original: Quietly in their sleepAutora: Donna Leon (EUA)Tradução: Carlos Alberto Bárbaro Editora: @companhiadasletrasAno de lançamento: 1997Ano desta edição: 2010Páginas: 288Classificação: ⭐️⭐️⭐️_______________________________________________Minha saga pelas aventuras do veneziano Comissário Guido Brunetti avançam em mais um livro lido da escritora americana radicada na Itália Donna LeonNesse volume, o sex [...]

    12. annapi

      Brunetti's superior Patta is on vacation and has left him in charge. But there has been a lull in crime, so Brunetti has been bored for several days when a young woman comes to the police station asking to see him. She is the nun who had been caring for Brunetti's dementia-suffering mother at a nursing home, and who had been transferred to another facility the year before. Now, having left the convent, she comes to Brunetti for help regarding five deaths at the last nursing home, that she fears [...]

    13. Sara

      Hum hum, I wrote a whole essay after the previous reading.This time, I still found the beginning rather meandering but enjoyed the villainous religious types quite a bit more. And with recent developments in the States, I am fairly convinced that Opus Dei is working toward violating the principle of separation of church and state. Never mind that Popes have repented and regretted the period of history in which the two were disastrously involved. These folks are more Catholic than the PopeOn the [...]

    14. Mary

      Religion, just like many other things can be used in a malignant way to justifyPersonal needs. Old people dying in nursing homes staffed by sisters and girl children taught by corrupt priests occasion the efforts of the commissario.

    15. Dokusha

      Ich mag Brunetti und Co. Die Fälle sind nicht immer unbedingt spektakulär, aber das sind sie im echten Leben schließlich auch nicht. Und man hat immer das Gefühl, es wirklich mit echten Menschen zu tun zu haben. Brunetti hat eine normale Familie mit guten und schlechten Momenten und den üblichen Problemen. Es menschelt halt, und das auf eine angenehme Art. Auch die eigentlichen Fälle laufen eher ruhig ab und betonen den menschlichen Aspekt. Nur das Ende war ein wenig enttäusvhend. Nicht s [...]

    16. Joyce Lagow

      6th in the Commisario Brunetti series set in Venice, Italy.[return][return]Maria Testa--the former Suor Immaculata who Brunetti recognizes as one of the aides in the nursing home in which his Alzheimer s-afflicted mother resides--appears in his office one morning, deeply disturbed by what she feels is an unusual number of deaths in another nursing home to which she has been recently assigned. She does not have any real proof--just the instinctive conviction that some of these people should not h [...]

    17. Bill

      I have enjoyed every one of Donna Leon's Inspector Brunetti mysteries. Quietly in Their Sleep is the 5th book in the series and was as entertaining as all of the others. A nun, who looked after Brunetti's mother in a home, comes to see Brunetti. She has left her Order and tells Brunetti that she suspects that people in an old age home are being killed for their inheritance. She has little evidence but Brunetti starts to investigate. The ex-nun is hit by a car and remains in a coma at a local hos [...]

    18. Susan

      Like Donna Leon's many other mysteries involving police Commissario Guido Brunetti, Quietly in Their Sleep has both a specific crime and a larger problem in society. A young woman who has left her religious order after 12 years as a nun comes to Brunetti with her suspicions that wealthy, elderly patients in the nursing home where she worked were coerced to leave money to the home, to the order, or to the Catholic church. As Brunetti investigates, he learns about various forms of corruption withi [...]

    19. Jeanette

      What a beginning! Observing his own feet for some time set upon a bottom drawer. It seems like half the world has jobs that do next to nothing for quotients of the day- I know mine sure did.Ok and some delightful dialogue. Inheritance features large. It's springtime. And everyone is giving nice-nice to the clergy face front, and disdaining and snarking them in more jovial company.It's extremely Italian. And all the laughter stops at the Consecration.Seriously, most reviewers think this is Leon's [...]

    20. Beth

      The humanistic (the back jacket says 'philosophical') detective, Commissario Guido Brunetti, who works in Venice, is able to pursue a case that doesn't look like a case because his idiot boss is out of town. It revolves around a young nun who has left her order and her job of caring for the elderly because something suspicious is going on. The book has all the usual Leone earmarks: snapshots of Brunetti's life at home, his wife and children (these always tie in --- in an oblique way --- with the [...]

    21. ChristinaCostain

      I've been steadily reading through Ms. Leon's Commissario Brunetti books for a year now and was so greatly disappointed in this one. As a Catholic who has been very blessed by the formation through Opus Dei, I found her "research" to be heavily in favor of all things negative in the Church. What, not even one good priest or nun? This book was in poor taste and filled with what is obviously, Ms Leon's bad experiences with the church. I'll keep her in my prayers but honestly say, not all priests a [...]

    22. Susan

      In this one she tackles the Church, bad priests who take advantage of little girls they're instructing in the catechism and, through a secret society named even murdering those in nursing homes who've been persuaded to leave their money to the church. Once again, the "powers that be" don't allow the guilty to be punished overtly, but society finds a backhanded way to make sure that justice is, in fact, done. There's a really scary secret society called Opus Dei which i had hoped was only a figme [...]

    23. Stven

      It's wonderful that Donna Leon keeps tackling the huge issues of morality in the world. It's taken me several novels to realize it, but in each book some different institutionalized evil comes under her gaze. They're such good stories and such true-to-life characters that it took me a while to notice the pattern. And it's not just the standard pat "evil corporation" so well known to us. Read these books.

    24. Andrew

      This is my second time around for this book. I actually felt the writing in this book is one of Leon's best. This is a solid story. I have read many reviews saying Leon is anti Catholic, or on the Opus Dei bandwagon, but this is fiction remember. The themes add to the story, but are not a huge part. This book seems to me to be more a social commentary on modern day Italy, but told in a story about Venezia. I love Leon's work, have a go!

    25. Innes

      I quite liked this one. For ages it doesn't seem like there's anything for Brunetti to work with; in fact there's precious little evidence of any crime having been committed. But piece by piece he doggedly sticks the investigation and so discovers the crime and its perpetrators. The author (or protagonist, depending whose voice you think you're hearing in the book) has some fairly blunt opinions to share about the church and its corrupt workings. Great stuff!

    26. Patrick

      I stopped reading this novel after Chapter 4. I was hurt and dissapointed by all the Catholic-bashing that went on. I never thought Donna Leon would sink to the level of a Dan Brown. Ms. Leon seems to think that all the reasonable and good people in the world are atheists, and that all Christians, especially Catholics, are evil.

    27. Paulette

      One of Leon's best. This novel takes on religion, specifically the Catholic Church, when a former nun mysteriously reports to Commissario Brunetti that she suspects several deaths at the nursing home she worked at are suspicious. At first Brunetti finds nothing to her claims; then when someone attempts to kill the ex-nun, he finds himself involved in a case that involves Opus Dei and some very corrupt priests. As a subplot, he and his wife Paola must confront their daughter, who is not doing wel [...]

    28. Meg Morden

      Brunetti is visited by a nun who has left her order of nursing nuns because she thinks something is fishy about some of the recent deaths in the “Casa di Cura” where Brunetti’s dementia suffering mother is cared for. He starts to investigate and it appears that the investigation is going nowhere but when the humpbacked, snuff-box-collecting midget whom Brunetti and Vianello have just interviewed dies mysteriously and the nun is attacked by a hit and run driver, Brunetti knows that the nun [...]

    29. Annabelle

      A sweet little, predictable read by Donna Leon with Brunetti as the main character again. His relationship with his wife, is Paolo, is a bit saccharine sweet, they are so love and cuddle and only say kind words. There are not too many characters, just a former nun, who took care of Brunetti’s mother, comes to Brunetti, saying old people are dying without clear cause, and money is going to a priest. There is also a parallel story about a priest sexually abusing boys. Brunetti tows the line at a [...]

    30. Mariella Deliyannis

      I follow Brunetti's life with great relish! I love learning about Paola's opinions, Chiara's school adventures and I laugh with love - stricken Raffi. I adore Patta and his meanness, the loyalty of signiorina Elletra and of the rest of the crew. Most of all I love Venice, who is ever present and ever looming. Brunetti wouldn't be the same person on another city. So, I declare myself a fan once again and I can tell you I read this book too in one sitting (figuratively speaking). This book talks a [...]

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