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Acqua Alta

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Informationen zum Autor Donna Leon , born in New Jersey in 1942, has worked as a travel guide in Rome and as a copywriter in London. She taught literature in universities in Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia. Commissario Brunetti made her books world-famous. Donna Leon lived in Italy for many years, and although she now lives in Switzerland, she often visits Venice. Klappentext In Leon's fifth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery, the beating of renowned art historian Dotoressa Brett Lynch draws the contemporary Venetian police detective out of his warm and loving home and into the yearly onslaught of acqua alta, the torrential winter rains. Brett, an American who spearheaded a recent exhibition of Chinese pottery in Venice, lives with her lover, Flavia Petrelli, the reigning diva of La Scala. With his open mind and good sense, Brunetti finds himself more fazed by Flavia's breathtaking talent than by the nontraditional relationship between the two women. Brunetti's deliberate and humane investigation to uncover a motive for Brett's beating takes him to dark, wet corners of Venice and into a sinister web of art theft, fakery and base human desires. "Every fan's first-pick Brunetti novel.? -The New Yorker"Music and art mingle delightfully with murder and mayhem in the course of this very engaging story.? -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A subtle study of emotion and character... A sophisticated mystery.? -Library Journal Zusammenfassung In Leon's fifth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery! the beating of renowned art historian Dotoressa Brett Lynch draws the contemporary Venetian police detective out of his warm and loving home and into the yearly onslaught of acqua alta! the torrential winter rains. Brett! an American who spearheaded a recent exhibition of Chinese pottery in Venice! lives with her lover! Flavia Petrelli! the reigning diva of La Scala. With his open mind and good sense! Brunetti finds himself more fazed by Flavia's breathtaking talent than by the nontraditional relationship between the two women. Brunetti's deliberate and humane investigation to uncover a motive for Brett's beating takes him to dark! wet corners of Venice and into a sinister web of art theft! fakery and base human desires. ?Every fan’s first-pick Brunetti novel.” ? The New Yorker ?Music and art mingle delightfully with murder and mayhem in the course of this very engaging story.” ? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ?A subtle study of emotion and character? A sophisticated mystery.” ? Library Journal ...

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Authors Donna Leon
Publisher Grove/Atlantic
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 23.04.2013
 
EAN 9780802120281
ISBN 978-0-8021-2028-1
No. of pages 295
Dimensions 140 mm x 210 mm x 19 mm
Series Commissario Guido Brunetti Mys
A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries
Subjects Fiction > Suspense

Venice, Italy, Seasonal interest: Summer, Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime & mystery fiction, EVENT / Summer Vacation Reading

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