Fatal Remedies by DONNA LEONFatal Remedies by DONNA LEON

Fatal Remedies


Paperback | December 29, 2009

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Donna Leon's multitude of fans around the world has grown with each new Commissario Brunetti novel, and now mystery lovers in the United States can enjoy another compelling episode. In Fatal Remedies, Brunetti's career is under threat when his professional and personal lives unexpectedly intersect. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city, and Brunetti is shocked to find that the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene is a member of his own family. Meanwhile, he is also under pressure from his superiors to solve a daring robbery with connections to a suspicious accidental death. Could the two crimes be connected? And will Brunetti be able to prove his family's innocence before it's too late?
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...
Title:Fatal RemediesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.7 × 5.03 × 0.49 inPublished:December 29, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014311705X

ISBN - 13:9780143117056

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Again with a good read! Donna, is enjoyable genre-specific crime fiction author. Her Book Titles, are often a hint at the subject matter contained within the pages of each of her novels. Her main characters continue to coalesce as does her love of Venice and it's food, her commentary on Italian Society and the classics. Possibly a hint to her own past. Having not read the ancient scholars I do appreciate anyone who tries go get some of their ideas in front of me. Sadly, I fear a formulaic pattern to her writing rhythm something that put me right off Wilbur Smith....I hope the next will surprise me Ms Leon does retain some mystery in a number of characters. Maybe the secretary Signorina Elettra.
Date published: 2014-03-17

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever" -The Washington Post "No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice . . . like Leon's Brunetti." -Time "[Brunetti's] humane police work is disarming, and his ambles through the city are a delight." - The New York Times Book Review "The sophisticated but still moral Brunetti, with his love of food and his loving family, proves a worthy custodian of timeless values and verities." -The Wall Street Journal