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Leon, Donna

Works: 638 works in 2,682 publications in 10 languages and 61,196 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Musical fiction  Biography  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Creator, Narrator, Performer, Contributor, Author of introduction, Vocalist
Classifications: PS3562.E534, 813.54
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Uniform justice by Donna Leon( Book )
40 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,355 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 )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,331 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 )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,254 libraries worldwide
A socialite asks Guido Brunetti to investigate a murder that happened in the underworld surrounding southern Italy's garbage dumping grounds
Through a glass darkly by Donna Leon( Book )
44 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,244 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
A question of belief by Donna Leon( Book )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,169 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 )
28 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 2,130 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
Blood from a stone by Donna Leon( Book )
40 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,116 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
Beastly things by Donna Leon( Book )
27 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 2,073 libraries worldwide
When the body of man is found in a canal, 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. As subtle and engrossing as ever, Leon's Beastly Things is immensely enjoyable, intriguing, and ultimately moving
Suffer the little children by Donna Leon( Book )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,944 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 )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,854 libraries worldwide
Venetian police detective Guido Brunetti investigates when a Romanian housekeeper is falsely accused of murdering her employer
The golden egg by Donna Leon( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,736 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
The jewels of paradise by Donna Leon( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,702 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 )
51 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,696 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
Acqua alta by Donna Leon( Book )
51 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,608 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
Death in a strange country by Donna Leon( Book )
38 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,509 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 )
34 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,408 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 )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,104 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 )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 996 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
Fatal remedies by Donna Leon( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 964 libraries worldwide
Commissario Brunetti's career is under threat as his professional and personal lives unexpectedly intersect
Through a glass, darkly [a Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery] by Donna Leon( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
A watchman at a glass factory in Venice is killed, and a copy of Dante's Inferno found at the scene may contain the evidence Brunetti needs to solve the murder
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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
English (602)
Spanish (12)
German (7)
Catalan (3)
Dutch (3)
French (2)
Turkish (2)
Croatian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Russian (1)
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