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Death at La Fenice: A Novel of Suspense

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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.

About the Author

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 lived for over twenty years.

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Reader Will, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Reader Will)
A fun and wonderful mystery set in Venice! This is the first of many mysteries by Donna Leon set in Venice and featuring her detective, Commissario Guido Brunetti, and it is as much fun to read now as when it was first published in 1992. Here, Brunetti investigates the poisoning of famous maestro Helmut Wellauer, which has occurred backstage at Venice's famous opera house, La Fenice. Universally disliked as a person but one of the great musicians of his time, Wellauer could have been the victim of any number of people: opera singers, directors, a woman he had had an affair with 50 years earlier who now lives in poverty while he is celebrated and wealthy...so many motivations. It is nice to get to know the Commissario as he searches for the murderer.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061043376
Author:
Leon, Donna
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Donna Leon
Location:
New York, N.Y. : HarperPaperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Brunetti, guido (fictitious character)
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.76x4.19x.80 in. .32 lbs.

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