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Death in a Strange Country

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Synopsis:

Venice police commissario Guido Brunetti returns in an investigation involving the Mafia, the Russian government, and the US. military. When an American body is found floating in one of the city's picturesque canals, Brunetti probes into a case that lands him in a toxic waste cover-up.

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:
9780143115885
Author:
Leon, Donna
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Venice (Italy)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries
Publication Date:
20081230
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w map
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.76x5.10x.49 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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