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Blood from a Stone (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)

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Guido Brunetti, the hero of Donna Leonandrsquo;s internationally bestselling crime series, is back, in a novel that combines an ingenious plot with an alluring portrait of contemporary Venice. On a cold December night, a Senegalese man who sells counterfeit fashion accessories is killed on the Campo Santo Stefano. What first appears to be a straightforward clash between rival dealers soon raises questions: What was a penniless foreigner doing with a fortune in diamonds? And why does Brunettiandrsquo;s boss want him off the case? Fans of Donna Leon will be thrilled with Blood from a Stone, as Brunetti delves into the secrets of Veniceandrsquo;s immigrant community and continues to uncover corruption in the upper echelons of the government.

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Guido Brunetti, the hero of Donna Leon’s internationally bestselling crime series, is back, in a novel that combines an ingenious plot with an alluring portrait of contemporary Venice. On a cold December night, a Senegalese man who sells counterfeit fashion accessories is killed on the Campo Santo Stefano. What first appears to be a straightforward clash between rival dealers soon raises questions: What was a penniless foreigner doing with a fortune in diamonds? And why does Brunetti’s boss want him off the case? Fans of Donna Leon will be thrilled with Blood from a Stone, as Brunetti delves into the secrets of Venice’s immigrant community and continues to uncover corruption in the upper echelons of the government.

Synopsis:

On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle. Commissario Guido Brunetti's response is that of everybody involved: Why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant? How far will Brunetti be able to penetrate the murky subculture in this illegal community?

About the Author

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 Donna decided to move to Venice, where she has now lived for over twenty years.

Her debut as a crime fiction writer began as a joke: talking in a dressing room in Venice’s opera-house La Fenice after a performance, Donna and a singer friend were vilifying a particular German conductor. From the thought ‘why don’t we kill him?’ and discussion of when, where and how, the idea for Death at La Fenice took shape, and was completed over the next four months.

Donna Leon is the crime reviewer for the London Sunday Times and is an opera expert. She has written the libretto for a comic opera, entitled Dona Gallina. Set in a chicken coop, and making use of existing baroque music, Donna Gallina was premiered in Innsbruck. Brigitte Fassbaender, one of the great mezzo-sopranos of our time, and now head of the Landestheater in Innsbruck, agreed to come out of retirement both to direct the opera and to play the part of the witch Azuneris (whose name combines the names of the two great Verdi villainesses Azucena and Amneris).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143036982
Author:
Leon, Donna
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Brunetti, guido (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Venice (Italy)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries
Publication Date:
20100223
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Include map from hardcover end paper in
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.94x4.26x1.07 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143036982 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

Guido Brunetti, the hero of Donna Leon’s internationally bestselling crime series, is back, in a novel that combines an ingenious plot with an alluring portrait of contemporary Venice. On a cold December night, a Senegalese man who sells counterfeit fashion accessories is killed on the Campo Santo Stefano. What first appears to be a straightforward clash between rival dealers soon raises questions: What was a penniless foreigner doing with a fortune in diamonds? And why does Brunetti’s boss want him off the case? Fans of Donna Leon will be thrilled with Blood from a Stone, as Brunetti delves into the secrets of Venice’s immigrant community and continues to uncover corruption in the upper echelons of the government.

"Synopsis" by , On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle. Commissario Guido Brunetti's response is that of everybody involved: Why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant? How far will Brunetti be able to penetrate the murky subculture in this illegal community?

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