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Leon, Donna

Overview
Works: 790 works in 4,318 publications in 17 languages and 78,625 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Musical fiction  Biography  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Creator, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Performer, Contributor, Singer
Classifications: PS3562.E534, 813.54
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Publications about Donna Leon
Publications by Donna Leon
Most widely held works by Donna Leon
The golden egg by Donna Leon( Book )
56 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,474 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
A question of belief by Donna Leon( Book )
64 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,410 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
Beastly things by Donna Leon( Book )
47 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,407 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
About face by Donna Leon( Book )
55 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,341 libraries worldwide
A socialite asks Guido Brunetti to investigate a murder that happened in the underworld surrounding southern Italy's garbage dumping grounds
Drawing conclusions by Donna Leon( Book )
63 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,335 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
The girl of his dreams by Donna Leon( Book )
49 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,333 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 )
66 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,282 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 )
68 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,235 libraries worldwide
It's spring in Venice, and Commissario Brunetti and his associate Vianello undertake a task not officially sanctioned by the Questura--they will try to do what they can for Vianello's friend Marco, an eco-activist who has been arrested after an environmental protest turns ugly. Soon after, Brunetti witnesses the almost psychotic enmity of Marco's father-in-law, who almost seems prepared to murder his relative (a fear that Marco's wife shares). The old man's glass factory on Murano, the source of the conflict between father and son-in-law, becomes the scene for a murder: in front of the furnaces which eternally burn at high temperatures, a body is found and Brunetti's search for the killer is aided by clues found in a volume of Dante
Blood from a stone by Donna Leon( Book )
81 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,112 libraries worldwide
On a cold night shortly before Christmas, an immigran street vendor is killed i nVenice's Campo Santo Stefano. The nearest witnesse to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death - fake handbags of every designer label - but they have seen nothing that might be of much help to the police. When Commissario Brunetti arrives on the scene, he finds it hard to understand why anyone would murder an illeagal immigrant. -- back cover
Suffer the little children by Donna Leon( Book )
64 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,968 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 )
156 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,956 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
Earthly remains by Donna Leon( Book )
34 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,909 libraries worldwide
"Donna Leon's bestselling mystery novels have won a multitude of fans for their insider's portrayal of Venice. From family meals to vaporetti rides, the details and rhythms of everyday life are an integral part of this beloved series. But so are the never-ending influx of tourists and the suffocating corruption. Through it all, Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti, a good man who loves his family and his city, has been an enduring figure, but in Earthly Remains, Brunetti's endurance is tested more than ever before. During an interrogation, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he quickly comes to regret, and in the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti's wife Paola ships him off to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny's Natural History. The recuperative stay goes according to plan until David Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend"--
Doctored evidence by Donna Leon( Book )
51 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,837 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 )
117 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,799 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 )
55 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,511 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 )
65 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,466 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 )
35 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 libraries worldwide
In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon's first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Now, many years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to the illustrious La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. As an opera superstar, Flavia is well acquainted with attention from adoring fans and aspiring singers. But when one anonymous admirer inundates her with bouquets of yellow roses - on stage, in her dressing room and even inside her locked apartment - it becomes clear that this fan has become a potentially dangerous stalker. Distraught, Flavia turns to an old friend for help. Familiar with Flavia's melodramatic temperament, Commissario Brunetti is at first unperturbed by her story, but when another young opera singer is attacked he begins to think Flavia's fears may be justified. In order to keep his friend out of danger, Brunetti must enter the psyche of an obsessive fan and find the culprit before anyone comes to harm
My Venice and other essays by Donna Leon( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Donna Leon has won a huge number of passionate fans and a tremendous amount of critical acclaim for her international bestselling mystery series featuring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti. These accolades have built up not just for her intricate plots and gripping narratives, but for her insight into the culture, politics, family-life, and history of Venice, one of the world's most-treasured cities, and Leon's home for over thirty years. Readers love how Leon opens the doors to a private Venice, beyond the reach of the millions of international tourists who delight in the city's canals, food, and art every year. My Venice and Other Essays will be a treat for Leon's many fans, as well as for lovers of Italy and La Serenissima. For many years, Leon, who is a perennial #1 bestseller in Germany, has written essays for European publications. Collected here are the best of these: over fifty funny, charming, passionate, and insightful essays that range from battles over garbage in the canals to the troubles with rehabbing Venetian real estate. She shares episodes from her life in Venice, explores her love of opera, and recounts tales from in and around her country house in the mountains. With pointed observations and humor, she also explores her family history and former life in New Jersey, and the idea of the Italian man
 
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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
Donna Leon yhdysvaltalainen rikoskirjailija
Leon, Donna 1942-
Leona, Donna 1942-
Philipp Schepmann)
Ντόνα Λεόν
Дона Леон
Донна Леон
Леон, Донна
לאון, דונה
לעאן, דונה
לעאן, דונה, 1942-
دانا لئون
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
Languages
English (792)
German (141)
Spanish (80)
Polish (35)
French (29)
Russian (9)
Croatian (7)
Catalan (6)
Dutch (6)
Portuguese (4)
Chinese (3)
Hungarian (3)
Korean (2)
Turkish (2)
Serbian (1)
Lithuanian (1)
Swedish (1)
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