Death at La Fenice - Chapters 24-25 Summary & Analysis

Donna Leon
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Chapters 24-25 Summary

In Chapter 24, Brunetti goes back to the police headquarters, the Questura. He looks at the autopsy report again, seeing the doctor's notation of subcutaneous bleeding, possibly from injections. He also notes that Elizabeth Wellauer's ex-husband, who stopped to see on her way to Venice, was chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Heidelberg. Brunetti goes to see Elizabeth Wellauer.

Brunetti tells Signora Wellauer that the autopsy showed signs of injections he could not have given himself and asks if she gave him injections. She claims they were B-12 vitamins and that she does not remember the pharmacy that filled her prescription, somewhere in Berlin. Brunetti does not believe her and says he is sure the Berlin police can track down her prescription. Elizabeth Wellauer suddenly becomes exhausted and tells Brunetti the truth. She gave her husband a strong...

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