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Falling in Love

Falling in Love
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon’s first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli. Now, many years later, Flavia...

Acqua Alta

Acqua Alta
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 2000s

Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is shocked to hear that his friend Brett Lynch, lover of La Scala diva Flavia Petrelli, has been savagely beaten. Then a man’s body is found and a terrible confrontation awaits Brett...

Blood from a Stone

Blood from a Stone
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

On a cold night shortly before Christmas, an immigrant street vendor is killed in Venice’s Campo Santo Stefano. The nearest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man’s wares before his death – fake...

Suffer the Litte Children

Suffer the Litte Children
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When Commissario Brunetti is summoned to the hospital bedside of a senior paediatrician whose skull has been brutally fractured, he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men have burst into the doctor’s apartment in the middle of...

The Death of Faith

The Death of Faith
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Commissario Guido Brunetti is kicking his heels, pondering the recent lack of crime in Venice, when a beautiful young woman appears at his office door. Now calling herself Maria Testa, his visitor is more familiar to Brunetti as Suor’lmmacolata,...

The Golden Egg #22

The Golden Egg #22
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Twenty-one years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992’s Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been...

The Jewels of Paradise

The Jewels of Paradise
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Caterina Pellegrini is a young Venetian musicologist hired to find the rightful heir to an alleged treasure concealed by a once-famous, but now almost forgotten, baroque composer. Sworn to secrecy, Caterina can solve the mystery only by searching through...

Uniform Justice

Uniform Justice
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Neither Commissario Brunetti nor his wife Paola have ever had much sympathy for the Italian armed forces, so when a young cadet is found hanged, at Venice’s elite military academy, Brunetti’s emotions are complex: pity and sorrow at the...

Wilful Behaviour

Wilful Behaviour
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When Commissario Brunetti receives a visit from one of his wife’s students with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, he thinks little of...

The Girl of His Dreams

The Girl of His Dreams
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

One rainy morning Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to an emergency call reporting a body floating near some steps on the Grand Canal. Reaching down to pull it out, Brunetti’s wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden...

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