Most widely held works about Donna Leon
Most widely held works by Donna Leon
Uniform justice by Donna Leon ( Book )
62 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,734 libraries worldwide
This internationally best-selling novelist has captivated fans throughout the world with her ever adroit, big-hearted Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti. The Guardian raved that Leon's Brunetti series is crime writing of the highest order: powerful, relevant, and all too full of human failings. As Uniform Justice opens Brunetti is called to investigate a parent's worst nightmare: A young cadet has been found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy. Brunetti's sorrow for the boy, so close in age to his own son, is rivaled only by his contempt for a community that is more concerned with protecting the reputation of the school, and its privileged students, than this tragedy. As Brunetti pursues his inquiry, he is faced with a wall of silence. Is the military protecting its own? And what of the other witnesses? Is this the natural reluctance of Italians to involve themselves with the authorities, or is Brunetti facing a conspiracy far greater than this one death?
Through a glass, darkly by Donna Leon ( Book )
60 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,684 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.
Blood from a stone by Donna Leon ( Book )
49 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,684 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 girl of his dreams by Donna Leon ( Book )
36 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,671 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.
About face by Donna Leon ( Book )
30 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
A socialite asks Guido Brunetti to investigate a murder that happened in the underworld surrounding southern Italy's garbage dumping grounds.
Suffer the little children by Donna Leon ( Book )
39 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,580 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.
Doctored evidence by Donna Leon ( Book )
48 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,565 libraries worldwide
Venetian police detective Guido Brunetti investigates when a Romanian housekeeper is falsely accused of murdering her employer.
A question of belief by Donna Leon ( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Catalan and held by 1,536 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.
Drawing conclusions by Donna Leon ( Book )
16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,275 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.
Death in a strange country by Donna Leon ( Book )
65 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 1,223 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.
Acqua alta by Donna Leon ( Book )
83 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 1,217 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 at La Fenice by Donna Leon ( Book )
89 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 1,213 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.
Dressed for death by Donna Leon ( Book )
57 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
In Venice, Commissioner Brunetti seeks the killer of a man found wearing high heel shoes, his chest and legs shaved. At first glance a routine murder of a transvestite, but closer inspection reveals otherwise. By the author of Death at La Fenice.
A noble radiance by Donna Leon ( Book )
48 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,148 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.
Death and judgment by Donna Leon ( Book )
50 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
Italian commissioner Guido Brunetti investigates the shooting death of a lawyer on a Venice-bound train, and in the process discovers a drug and prostitution racket run by some of Venice's finest citizens. By the author of Dressed for Death.
Friends in high places by Donna Leon ( Book )
62 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 872 libraries worldwide
Visited by a young bureaucrat concerned about the lack of official approval to build his appartment block years before, Venetian cop Commissario Brunetti launches an investigation when the man is found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold, drawing the detective into a dangerous underworld of drug abuse and loan-sharking.
Fatal remedies by Donna Leon ( Book )
63 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 863 libraries worldwide
For Commissario Guido Brunetti it begins with an early morning phone call. A sudden act of vandalism has just been committed in the chill Venetian dawn. But Brunetti soon discovers that the perpetrator is no petty criminal, for the culprit at the scene is none other than Paola Brunetti, his wife.
A sea of troubles by Donna Leon ( Book )
53 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 819 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.
Quietly in their sleep by Donna Leon ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Commissario Guido Brunetti is kicking his heels, pondering the recent lack of crime in Venice, when a beautiful young woman appears at his office door. Now calling herself Maria Testa, his visitor is more familiar to Brunetti as Suor' Immacolata, the nun who once cared for his mother at the Casa di Cura in Dolo. But Maria has recently left her convent after the unexpected deaths of five patients. Brunetti offers to make some inquiries but finds no obvious cause for concern. Is Maria simply creating fears to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto a deeply rooted, far more sinister scenario--and put her own life in grave danger?
Wilful behaviour by Donna Leon ( Book )
43 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 470 libraries worldwide
When one of his wife's students is murdered, Commissario Brunetti's investigation opens up long-buried secrets of collaboration and the exploitation of Italian Jews during the war, secrets few in Italy are happy to explore.
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