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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...

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...

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...

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...

A Sea of Troubles

A Sea of Troubles
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

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...

About Face

About Face
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 2000s

The 18th book in the Guido Brunetti series, dealing with toxic waste and the environmental problems besetting not only Venice but wider Italy. Rifling garbage, Brunetti discovers the secrets that the mobsters would like to keep hidden.

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...

By its Cover

By its Cover
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime

By Its Cover is the much anticipated twenty-third instalment in Donna Leon’s bestselling crime series, where Commissario Brunetti is better than ever as he addresses questions of worth and value alongside his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina...

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...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021