A Sea of Troubles (Guido Brunetti Series #10)

A Sea of Troubles (Guido Brunetti Series #10)

by Donna Leon
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A Sea of Troubles (Guido Brunetti Series #10) by Donna Leon

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802199003
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Series: Guido Brunetti Series , #10
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 41,590
File size: 3 MB

About 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).

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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Sea of Troubles (Guido Brunetti Series #10) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Once again, Donna Leon allows us an intimate acquaintance with Commissario Brunetti, his police work, his wife and family, and life in his beloved Venice. The detail and grace with which the story is told left me feeling like I had just spent an exhilarating and exciting vacation with Brunetti in this ancient City!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her other books are better. Like the author. However the hopelessness and corruption in her books is draining.
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Equestrianwriter More than 1 year ago
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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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another vicarious visit to Venice, with aquatic turns and twists that make Brunetti's work extra difficult. A super read.
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Acqua Alta
BethBee More than 1 year ago
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.
PixelMI More than 1 year ago
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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