Death At La Fenice by DONNA LEONDeath At La Fenice by DONNA LEON

Death At La Fenice

byDONNA LEON

Mass Market Paperback | November 23, 1994

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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.

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...
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Title:Death At La FeniceFormat: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

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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

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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