A Sea of Troubles (Guido Brunetti Series #10) [NOOK Book]

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Donna Leon has amassed devoted fans around the world for her atmospheric and intelligent Commissario Brunetti series. A Sea of Troubles offers a rare glimpse into the scrupulous Commissario’s personal life. When Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra’s offer to visit her relatives there to search for clues. Though loyal to his beloved wife, Paola, he must admit that less-than-platonic emotions ...
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A Sea of Troubles (Guido Brunetti Series #10)

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Overview

Donna Leon has amassed devoted fans around the world for her atmospheric and intelligent Commissario Brunetti series. A Sea of Troubles offers a rare glimpse into the scrupulous Commissario’s personal life. When Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra’s offer to visit her relatives there to search for clues. Though loyal to his beloved wife, Paola, he must admit that less-than-platonic emotions underlie his concern for his boss’s beautiful secretary. Suspenseful, provocative, and deeply unsettling, A Sea of Troubles is an explosive and irresistible addition to Leon’s marvelous series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802199003
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Series: Guido Brunetti Series , #10
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Only
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 45,288
  • File size: 538 KB

Meet the Author


Donna Leon has lived in Venice for over twenty–five years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Her novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed.

Biography

Donna Leon's love affair with Italy began in the mid-1960s when she visited for the first time. She returned frequently over the course of the next decade, while working as a teacher in such far-flung paces as Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, England, Iran, and China. In the 1980s, the New Jersey native made the decision to move to Venice, where she still lives.

Leon's writing career began accidentally. One evening, following a performance at Venice's famous opera house, Teatro La Fenice, Leon and some friends were discussing a certain conductor they all heartily disliked. Someone jokingly suggested killing him off; and when the conversation turned to how, where, and why, suddenly the idea for a dandy murder mystery took shape in Leon's mind. Published in 1992, Death at La Fenice introduced Commissario Guido Brunetti, the melancholy Venetian policeman who would go on to star in a series of witty, intelligently plotted, and critically acclaimed detective novels.

Brunetti is, indeed, one of the most appealing characters in crime fiction, and one of the pleasures of the series is the revelation of new and surprising facets to his personality. Intellectual, introspective, and world weary, he is also happily married, totally committed to his job, and a lover of classical music, good food, and jokes. But, above all, Guido Brunetti is "Venetian to the bone" -- born into and shaped by a society filled with cultural contradictions. Through her detective's eyes, Leon illuminates the central paradox of Venice: Beneath the ravishing beauty and civilized veneer lurks a core of insidious and utterly pervasive corruption. Brunetti's cynicism stems from his inability to stem the tide -- although, bless his heart, he never stops trying.

Elegant writing, deft characterization, and lots of local color elevate the Brunetti novels above run-of-the-mill series, and Leon's reputation has grown with each installment. But although her books are international bestsellers, they have never been translated into Italian. The author explained why in an interview with National Public Radio: " I do not take any pleasure whatsoever in being a famous person. The tenor of my life would change if these books were translated into Italian, because I'm completely anonymous here." Anonymous in Venice, perhaps. Elsewhere, Donna Leon is a rock star!

Good To Know

An opera buff with a passion for baroque music, Leon has written the libretto for a comic opera entitled Dona Gallina.

For a few years, Leon reviewed crime fiction for the Sunday Times.

In Germany, several of the Commissario Brunetti novels have been adapted into television mini-series.

A woman of strong opinions, Leon reads voraciously for topical issues to use in her novels. Among the serious matters she has written about are industrial pollution, human trafficking, illegal adoption, and corruption in the Catholic Church.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    Another wonderful read from Donna Leon

    Another Commissario Brunetti novel to put on the "must read" list - this one leaving Venice behind to explore the peoples, and a bizarre murder, on the outer islands.

    Downloaded the ebook, and unfortunately, I regret to say, the e-edition was full of editing errors - so much so that I actually emailed the publisher and complained. Beyond that, however, it was a great book, well written and scripted, to relax with on a hot summer's day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Love Donna Leon's Brunetti Series

    There is always a surprise. This one takes you one step beyond Venice itself into an area not touched before in Ms Leon's books. Great to have the map at the beginning to see where the action takes place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Leon has done it again!

    Another vicarious visit to Venice, with aquatic turns and twists that make Brunetti's work extra difficult. A super read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2010

    One of the best in the Brunetti series

    Acqua Alta

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

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    Brunetti "in love" with another woman?

    Rare glimpse deeper into Brunetti's emotional life and his marriage, as his feelings for the lovely and lively Elettra cause a bit of confusion. Also one of the few mysteries set outside of the city of Venice proper--plot features two murders on a nearby fishing island. Some of Leon's Brunetti's are out and out 5 stars, many are 4.5. This is a 4.5, but Leon's 4.5 is a very high bar. I recommend the whole series very highly.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Another wonderful Donna Leon book

    I have read sll of the Guido Brunetti books and love them. This one is a little different from the others and has a storm scene unlike anything in the other books. Brunetti's family plays a very small part and I missed them. Good reading, though.

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