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Blood From A Stone : A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery 14 : Brunetti - Donna Leon

Blood From A Stone : A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery 14


Paperback Published: May 2009
ISBN: 9780099536543
Number Of Pages: 368

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On a cold night shortly before Christmas, an immigrant street vendor is killed in Venice's Campo Santo Stefano. The nearest witnesses 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.

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"The thoughtful and charming [Brunetti] is on top form . . . His nicely balanced world . . . is cumulatively engrossing. In this domestic detail, Leon roots the power of the ordinary, moral individual" * Sunday Times *
"Leon writes with great literary panache and evocative power about the world's most beautiful and mysterious city" * Spectator *
"Donna Leon has a wonderful feel for the hidden evils that lie below the facade of the magical city, and Brunetti, sturdy family man and cynic, is an endearing guide into the machinations of Italian society" * The Times *
"It would be simply perverse not to acknowledge [Leon's] skill . . . The reader comes to look forward to Paola's elegant Venetian lunches as much as Brunetti does . . . The plot of Blood from a Stone both stands up to and complements the cast . . . Comfort reading of the highest order" * TLS *
"The fabulous Donna Leon" -- Antonia Fraser * Spectator *

ISBN: 9780099536543
ISBN-10: 0099536544
Series: Brunetti
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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Donna Leon

About the Author

Donna Leon (born September 29, 1942, in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice and featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for over twenty-five years. She has worked as a lecturer in English Literature for the University of Maryland University College - Europe (UMUC-Europe) in Italy, then as a Professor from 1981 to 1999 at the american military base of Vicenza (Italy) and a writer.

Her crime novels are all situated in or near Venice. They are written in English and translated into many foreign languages, although not, by her request, into Italian. Her ninth Brunetti novel, Friends in High Places, won the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger in 2000

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