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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 …

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Death in a Strange Country is the second in the series of Donna Leon's Guido Brunetti mysteries set in Venice and published in 1993. It gives the post-9/11 reader a retroactive perspective on American military bases abroad, international business, toxic waste and the rise of terrorism. Americans as individuals are …

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An American living near Venice, Donna Leon has crafted an imaginative series of mysteries set in the waterborne city, all starring police detective Guido Brunetti. In this, the fifth installment, Brunetti sets out to investigate an assault on an American archeologist who herself is investigating a museum exhibition of …

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Donna Leon has topped European bestseller lists for more than a decade with a series of mysteries featuring clever Commissario Guido Brunetti. Always ready to bend the rules to uncover the threads of a crime, Brunetti manages to maintain his integrity while maneuvering through a city rife with politics, corruption, …

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Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes of escaping the sweltering heat of Venice in August for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are dashed when a gruesome discovery is made in a field in Marghera-a body so badly beaten the face is completely unrecognizable. The victim appears to be a transsexual …

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Set in Venice, and featuring the charismatic Commissario Guido Brunetti, this is the fourth novel in Donna Leon's critically acclaimed series.

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Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries have won legions of fans for their evocative portraits of Venetian life. In her novels, food, family, art, history, and local politics play as central a role as an unsolved crime. In The Girl of His Dreams when a friend of Brunetti's brother, a priest recently returned …

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Commissario Brunetti beginnt seinen neunten Fall mit Ermittlungen in eigener Sache: Ein Beamter des Katasteramtes behauptet, die Wohnung der Familie Brunetti sei illegal gebaut worden. Dem Venezianer Brunetti, eigentlich ein unbestechlicher Vertreter des Rechtsstaates, ist sofort klar, dass sich dieses Problem nur mit …

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Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery is a book by Donna Leon.