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The jewels of paradise

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] ; Distributed by Kensington Group West, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Leon
ISBN: 9780802120649 0802120644
OCLC Number: 783144440
Description: 244 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Donna Leon.
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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.

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Fascinating. her first stand-alone boasts the same sensitivity to human behavior that distinguishes her Guido Brunetti series. Bill Ott, "Booklist" A veteran mystery maven weaves present-day Venice Read more...

 
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