Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti Series #5)

Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti Series #5)

by Donna Leon
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Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti Series #5) by Donna Leon

As Venice braces for a winter tempest, Commissario Guido Brunetti, Donna Leon's intrepid Italian sleuth, finds out that an old friend has been savagely beaten at the palazzo home of reigning diva Flavia Petrelli. Then, as the flood waters rise, a corpse is discovered—and Brunetti must wade through the chaotic city to solve his deadliest case yet. Sinister and exotic, Acqua Alta is another chilling addition to Donna Leon's best-selling series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555848958
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Series: Guido Brunetti Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 32,443
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author


Donna Leon is the author of the international best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Leon was born in New Jersey and has lived in Venice for thirty years.

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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Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti Series #5) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Brunetti series. I have read all of them. This is the last one for me.. I will have to read them all again..and wait for the next one from Donna Leon. Wonderful setting with an intelligent Commisario of Police.. he is thoughtful and moral. Delightful insite into an Italian home.. where delicious dinners and interesting characters add to the story. The bonus is the view of Venice through the eyes of one who loves the city.
jackiepenny More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoy each of the Brunetti mysteries. I've been reading them in chronilogical order for whatever compulsive reason, you don't need to. Each novel is complete to itself. Characters, plot, writing style, originality --all present in each of her works. And great escapism. When I finish one I can't wait to start another.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Recently started reading this mystery series. Enjoy the setting and the story lines. This one is one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Politics added this keeps to locale family and fellow officers
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The novel opens with an expert in ancient Chinese art badly beaten up in the apartment of a famed opera singer. What follows is not so much a mystery, but a police procedural as Guido Brunetti tracks down the culprits. The novel is very atmospheric as there is a sense of gloom as the tidal waters gradually flood Venice (whence the title) as the story progresses. How could Leon write a series of detective stories set in Venice without mention of this phenomena? Very well done.
jrl72 More than 1 year ago
Another great Leon mystery. Probably my most favorite mystery author since P.D. James.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Please continue!
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Kep writing! I relly love it!!!!
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I've read a couple of Donna Leon's books, but this, is undoubtedly the best of 'em. Truly Donna Leon at her finest. If you've always nursed a passion for the grim side of Venice, come on, go out and grab yourself a copy of this one true Venitian grim story, don't forget your rain boots, the water is rising!