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    DescriptionWhen Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of official approval for the building of his apartment years earlier, his first reaction, like any other Venetian, is to think of whom he knows who might bring pressure to bear on the relevant government department. But when the bureaucrat rings Brunetti at work, clearly scared, and is then found dead after a fall from scaffolding, something is obviously going on that has implications greater than the fate of Brunetti's apartment ...


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    Title
    Friends in High Places
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donna Leon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 244 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099536581
    ISBN 10: 0099536587
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    DC22: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC027110
    Thema V1.0: FF, FRM
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    26 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.
    Review quote
    "Leon's best so far ... I don't think I could really understand a crime fan who didn't love Donna Leon" Scotland on Sunday "Leon tells the story as if she loves Venice as much as her detective does, warts and all. The plot and subplots unfold elegantly; beauty and the beast march hand in hand, and the result is rich entertainment." Sunday Times "All Donna Leon's novels are excellent in their evocation of place, while in Brunetti she has created a character who becomes more real in each book ... However, Friends in High Places is by far the best, and marks a quantum leap forward" Evening Standard "Leon is a skilful plotter ... Brunetti is a nicely shaded creation, a moral man who is also all too human. Friends in High Places is a splendid read, clever and provoking" The Observer "Friends in High Places [is an] elegant police procedural set in beautifully imagined Venice" Sunday Times