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Leon, Donna

Overview
Works: 610 works in 3,576 publications in 18 languages and 73,759 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Musical fiction  Biography  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Creator, Narrator, Performer, Contributor, Singer
Classifications: PS3562.E534, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donna Leon
The golden egg by Donna Leon( Book )

45 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,443 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
About face by Donna Leon( Book )

59 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the warm-hearted, perceptive, and principled Commissario Guido Brunetti, Donna Leon has brought us Venice in all its aspects. Now Leon returns to one of her signature subjects: the environment, which has reached a crisis in Italy. In Venice, with the polluted waters of the canals, the issue is significant. For Brunetti, it becomes so when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor. (Bestseller)
By its cover by Donna Leon( Book )

44 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,419 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
Beastly things by Donna Leon( Book )

46 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,411 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
A question of belief by Donna Leon( Book )

58 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,403 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
Uniform justice by Donna Leon( Book )

73 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member 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?
The girl of his dreams by Donna Leon( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,382 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
Drawing conclusions by Donna Leon( Book )

60 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,372 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
Through a glass darkly by Donna Leon( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,310 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
Blood from a stone by Donna Leon( Book )

73 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,178 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
Suffer the little children by Donna Leon( Book )

75 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,088 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
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon( Book )

169 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the poisoning death of a world-renowned conductor, vice-commissario Guido Brunetti of Venice sifts through the dead man's many enemies, uncovering a life of depravity and revenge that makes Brunetti question his own morals
The jewels of paradise by Donna Leon( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,013 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
Doctored evidence by Donna Leon( Book )

45 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venetian police detective Guido Brunetti investigates when a Romanian housekeeper is falsely accused of murdering her employer
Acqua alta by Donna Leon( Book )

111 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venetian detective Guido Brunetti swings into action when the curator of Venice's most prestigious museum turns up dead, bludgeoned by a priceless artifact, and an American archaeologist and close friend narrowly escapes the killer
The waters of eternal youth by Donna Leon( Book )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years ago, a teenage girl fell into a canal late at night. Unable to swim, she went under and started to drown, only surviving thanks to a nearby man, an alcoholic, who heard her splashes and pulled her out, though not before she suffered irreparable brain damage that left her in a state of permanent childhood, unable to learn or mature. The drunk man claimed he saw her thrown into the canal by another man, but the following day he couldn't remember a thing. Now, at a fundraising dinner for a Venetian charity, a wealthy and aristocratic patroness -- the girl's grandmother -- asks Brunetti if he will investigate. Brunetti's not sure what to do. If a crime was committed, it would surely have passed the statute of limitations. But out of a mixture of curiosity, pity, and a willingness to fulfill the wishes of a guilt-wracked older woman, who happens to be his mother-in-law's best friend, he agrees. Awash in the rhythms and concerns of contemporary Venetian life, from historical preservation, to housing, to new waves of African migrants, and the haunting story of a woman trapped in a damaged perpetual childhood, Brunetti soon finds himself unable to let the case rest, if indeed there is a case
Death in a strange country by Donna Leon( Book )

81 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,608 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 )

61 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,483 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
Falling in love by Donna Leon( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death at La Fenice, the first novel in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli -- then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. Brunetti and his wife, Paola, attend an early performance, and Flavia receives a standing ovation. Back in her dressing room, she finds bouquets of yellow roses -- too many roses. Every surface of the room is covered with them. An anonymous fan has been showering Flavia with these beautiful gifts in London, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, and now, Venice, but she no longer feels flattered. A few nights later, invited by Brunetti to dine at his in-laws' palazzo, Flavia confesses her alarm at these excessive displays of adoration. And when a talented young Venetian singer who has caught Flavia's attention is savagely attacked, Brunetti begins to think that Flavia's fears are justified in ways neither of them imagined. He must enter in the psyche of an obsessive fan before Flavia, or anyone else, comes to harm
A sea of troubles by Donna Leon( Book )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,152 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
 
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The girl of his dreams
Alternative Names
Donna Leon Amerikaans schrijfster

Donna Leon amerikansk författare

Donna Leon amerikansk skribent

Donna Leon amerykańska pisarka

Donna Leon écrivain américaine

Donna Leon escritora estadounidense

Donna Leon scrittrice statunitense

Donna Leon (Sprecher

Donna Leon US-amerikanische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Leon, Donna, 1942-

Leona, Donna 1942-

Philipp Schepmann)

Ντόνα Λεόν

Леон, Донна

לאון, דונה

לעאן, דונה

לעאן, דונה, 1942-

دونا لئون نویسنده آمریکایی

레온, 돈나 1942-

ダナ・レオン

レオン, ダナ

レオン, ドナ

レオン, ドナ・M

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A question of beliefUniform justiceThe girl of his dreamsDrawing conclusionsThrough a glass darklyBlood from a stoneSuffer the little childrenDeath at La Fenice