WorldCat Identities

Leon, Donna

Works: 474 works in 3,022 publications in 20 languages and 67,825 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Musical fiction  Biography  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Narrator, Performer, Contributor, Author of introduction, Singer
Classifications: PS3562.E534, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donna Leon
About face by Donna Leon( Book )
73 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A socialite asks Guido Brunetti to investigate a murder that happened in the underworld surrounding southern Italy's garbage dumping grounds
The girl of his dreams by Donna Leon( Book )
44 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One cold and rainy morning, the body of a gypsy is found floating in a canal. Brunetti suspects she fell off a nearby roof while fleeing an apartment she had robbed--but something about the case continues to haunt him
Uniform justice by Donna Leon( Book )
78 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commissario Guido Brunetti is called in to investigate when a young cadet at an elite military academy is found hanged, a presumed suicide
Beastly things by Donna Leon( Book )
43 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Brunetti has little to work with. No local has filed a missing-person report, and no hotel guests have disappeared. Where was the crime scene? And how can Brunetti identify the man when he can't show pictures of his face? The autopsy shows a way forward: it turns out the man was suffering from a rare, disfiguring disease. With Inspector Vianello, Brunetti canvasses shoe stores, and winds up on the mainland in Mestre, outside of his usual sphere. From a shopkeeper, they learn that the man had a kindly way with animals. At the same time, animal rights and meat consumption are quickly becoming preoccupying issues at the Venice Questura, and in Brunetti's home, where conversation at family meals offer a window into the joys and conflicts of Italian life. Perhaps with the help of Signorina Elettra, Brunetti and Vianello can identify the man and understand why someone wanted him dead
Drawing conclusions by Donna Leon( Book )
47 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commissario Guido Brunetti, with the help of Inspector Lorenzo Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra Zorzi, investigates the death of a Venetian widow in a Spartan apartment on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio
A question of belief by Donna Leon( Book )
56 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the stifling summer sun, Venice is flooded with tourism. Commissario Guido Brunetti is planning the perfect mountain vacation where he can catch up on his reading. However, before he can go, an old friend has him look into a court corruption case. As he probes deeper, Commissario Brunetti quickly becomes embroiled in a shocking murder case that is linked to his own investigation
Blood from a stone by Donna Leon( Book )
75 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a mystery that offers an unexpected take on life in contemporary Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti plunges into the Venetian underworld of illegal African immigrants as he investigates after a street vendor is killed in a scuffle
The golden egg by Donna Leon( Book )
34 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the request of his wife, Commissario Brunetti looks into the death of a deaf, mentally disabled man who worked at their dry-cleaners and uncovers a mystery when the man left no official records and his mother is reluctant to speak to him
Suffer the little children by Donna Leon( Book )
78 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brutal attack on a pediatrician by a Carabiniere captain and two privates, who also take away the doctor's eighteen-month-old son, draws Commissario Guido Brunetti into a dangerous case involving a ring of baby traffickers
Through a glass darkly by Donna Leon( Book )
47 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After coming to the aid of Vianello's old friend, Ribetti, arrested during an environmental protest, Commissario Brunetti becomes concerned about Ribetti's father-in-law, Giovanni De Cal, a nasty factory owner heard making threats against his son-in law
Doctored evidence by Donna Leon( Book )
55 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman med en ny sag for kriminalkommissær Guido Brunetti. Liget af en ældre kvinde bliver fundet, og hendes rumænske tjenestepige bliver mistænkt
The jewels of paradise by Donna Leon( Book )
32 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caterina Pellegrini is a native Venetian, and like so many of them, she's had to leave home to pursue her career. With a doctorate in baroque opera from Vienna, she lands in Manchester, England. Manchester, however, is no Venice. When Caterina gets word of a position back home, she jumps at the opportunity. The job is an unusual one. After nearly three centuries, two locked trunks, believed to contain the papers of a baroque composer have been discovered. Deeply-connected in religious and political circles, the composer died childless; now two Venetians, descendants of his cousins, each claim inheritance. Caterina's job is to examine any enclosed papers to discover the "testamentary disposition" of the composer. But when her research takes her in unexpected directions she begins to wonder just what secrets these trunks may hold
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon( Book )
133 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When renowned opera conductor Helmut Wellauer is found dead in his dressing room, the victim of cyanide poisoning, Guido Brunetti, the Vice Commissario of the Venice police, must sift through several suspects
By its cover by Donna Leon( Book )
17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear - the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem - the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist. As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty
Acqua alta by Donna Leon( Book )
70 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Venice commissioner, Guido Brunetti, investigates the murder of a museum director who was involved in the traffic of Chinese antiques. Suspicion falls on a wealthy collector. By the author of Death and Judgment
Death in a strange country by Donna Leon( Book )
74 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aggressively investigating an American's murder in tranquil Venice despite his superior's order to keep things clean and quiet, Commissario Guido Brunetti finds himself knee-deep in a toxic waste cover-up with political ties
A noble radiance by Donna Leon( Book )
36 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unassuming uninhabited farmhouse in the Italian countryside delivers up its gruesome secret when its overgrown grounds are cleared for the first time in decades. What is left of the decomposing body is of little help to the urgently summoned Brunetti...until a distinctively valuable signet ring, found nearby, links the mangled remains to a kidnapped scion of Venetian aristocracy
A sea of troubles by Donna Leon( Book )
68 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Commissario Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra's offer to visit her relatives there to search for clues. Though loyal to his beloved wife, Paola, he must admit that less-than-platonic emotions underlie his concern for his boss's beautiful secretary
Death and judgment by Donna Leon( Book )
75 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Guido Brunetti is submerged in the seedy Venetian underworld as he tries to crack a prostitution ring run by wealthy and powerful citizens
Fatal remedies by Donna Leon( Book )
57 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commissario Brunetti's career is under threat as his professional and personal lives unexpectedly intersect
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Alternative Names
Donna Leon (Sprecher
Leona, Donna 1942-
Philipp Schepmann)
Леон, Донна
レオン, ダナ
レオン, ドナ
レオン, ドナ・M
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