BLOOD FROM A STONE.
London: Heinemann, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition of this title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. "On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a fight in Campo Santo Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death. The dead man was working as a vu cumpra, one of the many Black Africans selling goods outside normal shop hours without a work permit. Arriving on the scene, Commissario Brunetti's response matches that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant?" SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-434-012998.