Death in a Strange Country

Death in a Strange Country

Paperback Brunetti

By (author) Donna Leon

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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 23mm | 265g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099536595
  • ISBN 13: 9780099536598
  • Sales rank: 14,053

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Early one morning Guido Brunetti, Commissario of the Venice Police, confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid Venetian canal. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti, robbery seems altogether too convenient a motive. Then something very incriminating is discovered in the dead man's flat - something which points to the existence of a high-level cabal - and Brunetti becomes convinced that somebody, somewhere, is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime ...

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Author information

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher . Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Through a Glass, Darkly, Suffer the Little Children, The Girl of His Dreams and, most recently, Drawing Conclusions.

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"Brunetti ... long ago joined the ranks of the classic fictional detectives" Evening Standard "What makes Leon's work especially unnerving is the sense that corruption is a continuing process ... The characters of Brunetti and his family continue to deepen throughout the series" The Times