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Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

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Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

By  Donna Leon
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“A gripping first mystery, as beguiling and secretly sinister as Venice herself. Sparkling and irresistible.” — Rita Mae Brown

The first book in the internationally bestselling Guido Brunetti detective series in which a high society murder leads Guido to investigate the darker side of beautiful Venice.

There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely beautiful floating city of mystery and magic, history and decay. But the evil that does occasionally rear its head is the jurisdiction of Guido Brunetti, the suave, urbane vice-commissario of police and a genius at detection. Now all of his admirable abilities must come into play in the deadly affair of Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who died painfully from cyanide poisoning during an intermission at La Fenice.

But as the investigation unfolds, a chilling picture slowly begins to take shape—a detailed portrait of revenge painted with vivid strokes of hatred and shocking depravity. And the dilemma for Guido Brunetti will not be finding a murder suspect, but rather narrowing the choices down to one.  

Donna Leon has written four previous Guido Brunetti novels, Death and Judgment, Dressed for Death, Death in a Strange Country, and Death at La Fenice, which won the Suntory Prize for the best suspense novel of 1991. She teaches English at the University of Maryland extension at a U.S. Air Force base near Venice Italy, where she has lived for over twenty years.

ISBN: 9780060740689

ISBN-10: 9780060740689

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 07/27/2004 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/27/2004 - 12:00am

Pages: 288

Language: English


Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense