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Death and Judgment (Guido Brunetti Series #4)
     

Death and Judgment (Guido Brunetti Series #4)

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by Donna Leon
 

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In her fourth and grittiest installment of the acclaimed series featuring Guido Brunetti, Donna Leon submerges the astute detective in Venice's seedy underworld to crack a deadly prostitution ring run by the cream of Venice society.

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In her fourth and grittiest installment of the acclaimed series featuring Guido Brunetti, Donna Leon submerges the astute detective in Venice's seedy underworld to crack a deadly prostitution ring run by the cream of Venice society.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The heady atmosphere of Venice and a galaxy of fully realized characters enrich this intriguing and finally horrifying tale, the fourth featuring Guido Brunetti, the stalwart and worldly Commissioner of Police in Venice. Shortly after the bodies of eight women are found near a truck that has been in a mountainside accident, Brunetti begins to investigate the shooting death of attorney Carlo Trevisan, counselor to influential industrialists and bankers. Two days later an accountant for politically active manufacturers is found murdered in his car. Both men, Brunetti discovers, had been placing calls to Eastern Europe, Ecuador and Thailand from a pay phone in a disreputable bar in Padua. Probing for more information, Brunetti relies on unique sources: his boss's secretary, who is particularly adept at using computers; a judge who owes him a favor; even his sergeant's wife, who raises gossip to an art form. Brunetti's wife, a professor of English, and his teenaged daughter offer invaluable aid. With consummate skill, Leon (Dressed for Death) gradually reveals the broad reaches of a corrupt network linking the privileged and powerful. (June)
Emily Melton
eon's Italian cop, Guido Brunetti, is a complex man who loves his family and his work despite his jaded outlook. His multifaceted personality combines a humorously lugubrious melancholy, a rapier-sharp wit, a gentle heart, and a keen mind, which makes him not only a fine detective, but also an engaging hero. In her fourth story in the series, Leon presents Brunetti with his most difficult and politically sensitive case to date. High-powered lawyer Carlo Trevisan is found shot to death on the PaduaVenice train. The police write it off as a robbery gone bad, but Brunetti isn't so sure. When an accountant who worked for Trevisan is found dead a short time later, Brunetti sees a connection, which eventually leads him to an international drug and prostitution ring run by some of Venice's most influential citizens. Leon isn't well known is this country, but she should be. She's a superbly gifted writer whose stories are complex and filled with charm, humor, and intelligence. Do readers a favor and put her books on the shelf.
From the Publisher
Another captivating mystery featuring "the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

The sophisticated but still moral Brunetti ... proves a worthy custodian of timeless values and verities. (The Wall Street Journal)

No one is more graceful and accomplished than Leon. (The Washington Post)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143035824
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/26/2006
Series:
Guido Brunetti Series , #4
Edition description:
Reprint Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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From the Publisher
Another captivating mystery featuring "the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

The sophisticated but still moral Brunetti ... proves a worthy custodian of timeless values and verities. (The Wall Street Journal)

No one is more graceful and accomplished than Leon. (The Washington Post)

Meet the Author

A New Yorker of Irish/Spanish descent, Donna Leon first went to Italy in 1965, returning regularly over the next decade or so while pursuing a career as an academic in the States and then later in Iran, China and finally Saudi Arabia. It was after a period in Saudi Arabia, which she found ‘damaging physically and spiritually’ that Donna decided to move to Venice, where she has now lived for over twenty years.

Her debut as a crime fiction writer began as a joke: talking in a dressing room in Venice’s opera-house La Fenice after a performance, Donna and a singer friend were vilifying a particular German conductor. From the thought ‘why don’t we kill him?’ and discussion of when, where and how, the idea for Death at La Fenice took shape, and was completed over the next four months.

Donna Leon is the crime reviewer for the London Sunday Times and is an opera expert. She has written the libretto for a comic opera, entitled Dona Gallina. Set in a chicken coop, and making use of existing baroque music, Donna Gallina was premiered in Innsbruck. Brigitte Fassbaender, one of the great mezzo-sopranos of our time, and now head of the Landestheater in Innsbruck, agreed to come out of retirement both to direct the opera and to play the part of the witch Azuneris (whose name combines the names of the two great Verdi villainesses Azucena and Amneris).

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Venice, Italy
Date of Birth:
February 28, 1942
Place of Birth:
Montclair, New Jersey
Education:
B.A., 1964; M.A. 1969; postgraduate work in English literature

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Death and Judgment (Guido Brunetti Series #4) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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jackiepenny More than 1 year ago
I've been trying to read Donna Leon's Brunetti novels in chronilogical order. With each novel the plots get better, the characterizations get deeper and richer, and it's set in a Venice trying to preserve its past. Yet the novels are so politically current with its main characters concerns with such issues as water and air pollution, white slavery and the people from the south.
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