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El Evangelio que lleva su nombre, lo describe como un publicano llamado por Jesús que lo dejará todo y le seguirá (Mt 9,9), formando parte de los Doce. La tradición explica que llevó la Buena Nueva de Jesús a las regiones de los partos, a Persia y a Etiopía. “La alegría del Evangelio la experimentaron los primeros que oyeron predicar a los Apóstoles” (Papa Francisco).
Oh Dios, que en tu infinita misericordia te dignaste elegir a san Mateo para convertirlo de publicano en apóstol, concédenos que, fortalecidos con su ejemplo y su intercesión, podamos seguirte siempre y permanecer unidos a Ti con fidelidad.
During the interrogation of an entitled, arrogant man suspected of giving drugs to a young girl who then died, Commissario Guido Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he will quickly come to regret. In the aftermath, he begins to doubt his career choices and realises that he needs a break from the stifling problems of his work.
Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti is shipped off by his wife, Paola, to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant’Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the Venetian laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny’s Natural History.
The recuperative stay goes according to plan and Brunetti is finally able to relax, until Davide Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm. Nobody can find him – not his daughter, not his friends, and not the woman he’d been secretly visiting. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his holiday and discover what happened to the man who had recently become his friend.
In Earthly Remains, Donna Leon shows Venice through an insider’s eyes. From family meals and vaporetti rides to the never-ending influx of tourists and suffocating political corruption, the details and rhythms of everyday Venetian life are at the core of this thrilling novel, and of the terrible crime at its heart.