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  • In the first book in the internationally bestselling Guido Brunetti detective series, a high society murder leads Guido to investigate the darker side of beautiful Venice. Now available as a limited Olive Edition from Harper Perennial.There is little...


  • “Your situation is always ambiguous, isn’t it, Guido?”, his father-in-law, Count Orazio Falier, observes of Donna Leon’s soulful detective, Guido Brunetti, at the beginning of her superb 28th Brunetti novel, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN. “The wor...


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    In the twenty-seventh novel in Donna Leon's bestselling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences The memorable characters and Venetian drama that ...


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    Donna Leon’s bestselling mystery novels set in Venice have won a multitude of fans for their insider’s portrayal of La Serenissima. From family meals to coffee bars, and from vaporetti rides to the homes and apartments of Venetians, the details a...


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    In Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti series, the Venetian inspector has been called on to investigate many things, from shocking to petty crimes. But in The Waters of Eternal Youth, the 25th novel in this celebrated series, Brunetti finds him...


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    Donna Leon’s "Death at La Fenice," the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli -- then a suspect in ...


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    Donna Leon's critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its fearlessness in exploring politics, morality...


  • Donna Leon has won a huge number of passionate fans and a tremendous amount of critical acclaim for her international bestselling mystery series featuring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti. These accolades have built up not just for her intricate p...


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    In THE GOLDEN EGG, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass politi...






  • Donna Leon has won heaps of critical praise and legions of fans for her best-selling mystery series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. With The Jewels of Paradise, Leon takes readers beyond the world of the Venetian Questura in her first standalon...



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    Donna Leon's best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has won her legions of passionate fans, reams of critical acclaim, and a place among the top ranks of international crime writers. Brunetti, both a perceptive investigator and a warmhearted ...


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    Late one night, Brunetti is called away from dinner to investigate the death of a widow in her modest apartment. Though there are some signs of a struggle, the medical examiner rules that she died of a heart attack. It seems there is nothing for Brun...


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    Commissario Guido Brunetti longs to escape the crowds of tourists and oppressive heat of Venice in August. But before he can join his family on holiday in the mountains, a folder containing court records lands on his desk. An old friend suspects a si...


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    From the acclaimed author of The Waters of Eternal Youth, the eighteenth enthralling installment of "one of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever" (The Washington Post) The Publication of each Commissario Brunetti mystery is an event a...


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    A PREACHER WHO MAY BE FLEECING HIS OWN FLOCK AND A DEAD GIRL NO ONE WILL CLAIM ... THIS TIME COMMISSARIO GUIDO BRUNETTI MUST UNRAVEL TWO BEGUILING MYSTERIES When a friend of Guido Brunetti's brother, a priest recently returned from years of mission...


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    Summoned in the middle of the night to the hospital bed of a respected pediatrician, Commissario Guido Brunetti is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men had burst into the doctor's apartment while his family was sleeping and kidnappe...


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    On a luminous spring day in Venice, Commissario Brunetti and his assistant, Vianello, play hooky in order to help Vianello's friend Marco Ribetti, an environmental activist who has been arrested during a protest. But on the steps of the Questura, the...


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    Shortly before Christmas a man is killed in Venice's Campo Santo Stefano. An illegal immigrant from Senegal, he is one of the vu cumpra who sells fake fashion accessories while trying to stay ahead of the law. At first the crime seems like a simple c...


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    After the body of a wealthy elderly woman is found brutally murdered in her apartment, the authorities suspect her maid, who is on the run with a large sum of money. But when the maid herself meets an untimely end trying to escape from border police,...


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    COMMISSARIO BRUNETTI IS CALLED TO INVESTIGATE A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE--AND NO ONE IS TALKING ... A young cadet has been found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy. Brunetti's sorrow for the boy, so close in age to his ...


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    Donna Leon's most powerful novel yet, as the murder of a young girl draws Commissario Brunetti into buried secrets dating back to WWII.... When one of his wife Paula's students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating...


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    The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of th...


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    In Friends in High Places, Commissario Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of official approval for the construction of Brunetti's apartment years before. What began as a red tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucr...


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    COMMISSARIO BRUNETTI'S CAREER IS UNDER THREAT AS HIS PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES UNEXPECTEDLY INTERSECT For Commissario Brunetti, it began with an early morning phone call. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters ...


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    In a small village at the foot of the Italian Dolomites the gardens of a deserted farmhouse have lain untouched for decades. But the new owner, keen for renovations to begin, is summoned urgently to the house when his workmen disturb a macabre grave....


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    In Quietly in Their Sleep, the philosophical Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has left her convent after five of her patients died unexpectedly. In the course of his inquiries Brunetti encou...


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    As Venice braces for a winter tempest, Commissario Guido Brunetti, Donna Leon's intrepid Italian sleuth, finds out that an old friend has been savagely beaten at the palazzo home of reigning diva Flavia Petrelli. Then, as the flood waters rise, a cor...


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    A QUESTION OF MOTIVE Someone is killing Italy's prominent businessmen--but why? At first glance the murders appear unrelated. However, Venice's most charming and tenacious detective, Vice-Commissario Guido Brunetti, suspects a fatal link. Unraveli...






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    A BODY IN THE BANK EARNS A DIFFERENT KIND OF INTEREST Respectable Venetians hardly notice the murder of a transvestite prostitute until the body is identified as the staid director of the Banca di Verona. While tongues wag over the scandal, only G...


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    DEATH IN THE CANAL Venice in the early morning is a picture of tranquillity. Until the day the serenity is shattered by the gruesome discovery of a body floating in a canal. Resisting pressure from his politically motivated superior to wrap up the...


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    Beautiful and serene Venice is a city almost devoid of crime. But that is little comfort to Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor whose intermission refreshment comes one night with a little something extra in it-cyanide. For Guido Brun...


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    Among their many pleasures, Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti novels have long been celebrated for their mouth-watering descriptions of food. Multicourse lunches at home with Paola and the children, snacks grabbed at a bar with a glass of win...