Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Category: Book
By (author): Leon, Donna
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.12in x 4.50in x 0.84in
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From The Publisher*

In the first book in the internationally bestselling Guido Brunetti detective series, a high society murder leads Guido to investigate the darker side of beautiful Venice. Now available as a limited Olive Edition from Harper Perennial.

There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely beautiful floating city of mystery and magic, history and decay. But the evil that does occasionally rear its head is the jurisdiction of Guido Brunetti, the suave, urbane vice-commissario of police and a genius at detection. Now all of his admirable abilities must come into play in the deadly affair of Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who died painfully from cyanide poisoning during an intermission at La Fenice.

But as the investigation unfolds, a chilling picture slowly begins to take shape-a detailed portrait of revenge painted with vivid strokes of hatred and shocking depravity. And the dilemma for Guido Brunetti will not be finding a murder suspect, but rather narrowing the choices down to one.  

Review Quote*"Donna Leon's Venetian mysteries never disappoint, calling up the romantic sights and sounds of La Serenissima even as they acquaint us with the practical matters that concern the city's residents."
Review Quote*"Guido Brunetti can ride in my gondola anytime. What a splendid detective."
Review Quote*"Donna Leon has given fans of subtle, clever and literate mysteries something to cheer about...A wonderful read."
Review Quote*"A challenging mystery, a sophisticated drama, and a unique glimpse of a medieval society that stilll flourishes."
Review Quote*"A gripping first mystery, as beguiling and secretly sinister as Venice herself. Sparkling and irresistible."
Review Quote*"[A] piquant mixture of opera, food and Venetian scenery."