A Sea Of Troubles

Paperback | August 25, 2009

byDONNA LEON

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Commissario Brunetti finds himself adrift in his tenth investigation?available for the first time in the United States

Dona Leon has amased devoted fans around the world for her atmospheric and intelligent Commissario Brunetti series. A Sea of Troubles offers a rare glimpse into the scrupulous Commissario?s personal life. When Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra?s offer to visit her relatives there to search for clues. Though loyal to his beloved wife, Paola, he must admit that less-than-platonic emotions underlie his concern for his boss?s beautiful secretary. Suspenseful, provocative, and deeply unsettling, A Sea of Troubles is an explosive and irresistible addition to Leon?s marvelous series.

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Commissario Brunetti finds himself adrift in his tenth investigation?available for the first time in the United StatesDona Leon has amased devoted fans around the world for her atmospheric and intelligent Commissario Brunetti series. A Sea of Troubles offers a rare glimpse into the scrupulous Commissario?s personal life. When Brunetti ...

A New Yorker of Irish/Spanish descent, Donna Leon first went to Italy in 1965, returning regularly over the next decade or so while pursuing a career as an academic in the States and then later in Iran, China and finally Saudi Arabia. It was after a period in Saudi Arabia, which she found ‘damaging physically and spiritually’ that Donn...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143116207

ISBN - 13:9780143116202

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Commissario Brunetti #10 This is the 10th book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series. Donna Leon's books are often based on greed and corruption and this book follows the pattern. After the burning of a fishing boat, which reveals the murder of a fisherman and his son, Brunetti investigates the crime on the island of Pellestrina...a difficult job since the people who live and work on this island are loyal to each other and reluctant to share information with Brunetti or his right-hand man Vianello. Another good Donna Leon book, a series which just keeps getting better and better.
Date published: 2010-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Great Story Book 10 in the Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery series Donna Leon‘s novels are based around corruption, public distrust and fear of government and police. This story opens when a fishing boat catches fire and sinks after a violent explosion. A subsequent investigation into the cause of the incident and the discovery of the owner and his son’s bodies points to foul play. The murder of the two fishermen of Pellestrina draws Commissario Brunetti to a tight knit community where villagers have grown suspicious to outsiders and are extremely loyal to each other. The Questore’s secretary, Signorina Elettra offers to visit the island where she has relatives to covertly find out what the locals think and are not openly discussing with the police. Brunetti finds himself not only having to confront the issues of her safety but also of his feelings for her….Guido knows he has a dangerous task ahead and anxiously waits to see what Elettra will uncover…… The plotting is excellent, highlighting family ties and personal friendships. Great character development exposes another side to the illusive Signorina Elettra, a person we known up to now as a machine like secretary. Yes she really has a personal side, a life off the job….This is a refreshing change of focus….As usual Brunetti’s family life is part of the story. Woman’s intuition leads his wife to be concerned about |his working involvement with Elettra…The story ends with a violent storm that catches Brunetti completely off guard…. The novel is an asset to the series, another one I enjoyed.
Date published: 2010-03-13