|By (author):||Leon, Donna|
|Subject:||FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||7.12in x 4.50in x 0.84in|
|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."|