Death At La Fenice

Mass Market Paperback | November 23, 1994

byDONNA LEON

not yet rated|write a review

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 Brunetti, vice-commissario of police and detective genius, finding a suspect isn't a problem; narrowing the large and unconventional group of enemies down to one is. As the suave and pithy Brunetti pieces together clues, a shocking picture of depravity and revenge emerges, leaving him torn between what is and what should be right -- and questioning what the law can do, and what needs to be done.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$8.94 online
$9.99 list price (save 10%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From Our Editors

Beautiful and serene Venice is a city almost divoid of crime. But that is little comfort to Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who is poisoned one night during intermission. As Guido Brunetti, vice-commissario of police and a genius of detection, pieces together the clues, a shocking picture of depravity and revenge em...

From the Publisher

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 Brunetti, vice-commissario of police and detective genius, finding a suspect isn't a prob...

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 liv...

other books by DONNA LEON

The Waters Of Eternal Youth
The Waters Of Eternal Youth

Hardcover|Mar 18 2016

$30.46 online$36.95list price(save 17%)
Death In A Strange Country (commissario Brunetti #2): A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Death In A Strange Country (commissario Brunetti #2): A...

Paperback|Mar 25 2014

$20.50 online$21.95list price(save 6%)
Falling In Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Falling In Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Paperback|Mar 18 2016

$19.50 online$22.95list price(save 15%)
see all books by DONNA LEON
Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.72 inPublished:November 23, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061043370

ISBN - 13:9780061043376

Customer Reviews of Death At La Fenice

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very enjoyable read This is the first book I've read of Donna Leon's and it definitely won't be the last. I loved the setting (Venice), the food, the characters, and, especially, the writing!
Date published: 2012-11-27

Extra Content

From Our Editors

Beautiful and serene Venice is a city almost divoid of crime. But that is little comfort to Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who is poisoned one night during intermission. As Guido Brunetti, vice-commissario of police and a genius of detection, pieces together the clues, a shocking picture of depravity and revenge emerges.

Editorial Reviews

"A challenging mystery, a sophisticated drama, and unique glimpse of a medieval society that stilll flourishes."--"St Louis Post-Dispatch"Deftly plotted and smoothly written."--"Kirkus Reviews