The Waters of Eternal Youth (Guido Brunetti Series #25)

The Waters of Eternal Youth (Guido Brunetti Series #25)

by Donna Leon


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ISBN-13: 9780802126375
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Series: Guido Brunetti Series , #25
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 231,233
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Donna Leon is the author of the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Donna Leon lived in Venice for many years and now divides her time between Venice and Switzerland.


Venice, Italy

Date of Birth:

February 28, 1942

Place of Birth:

Montclair, New Jersey


B.A., 1964; M.A. 1969; postgraduate work in English literature

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The Waters of Eternal Youth (Guido Brunetti Series #25) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
NWBookLover More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in the series and this is #25. I was not disappointed. Donna Leon writes wonderfully multi layered stories, with Venice as a living breathing character. The past at odds with the present, the pace of life in Venice - it all comes together so well. I always look forward to a visit with Guido, his family and his coworkers. This series is best read in order but they can be read as a stand alone, the reader just won't get the full flavor of Guido's Venice. Thanks to NetGalley and Atlantic Monthly Press for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
The Guido Brunetti mystery series always takes the reader on a guided tour of Venice, where he is a Commissario of police. The plot of this novel is somewhat different from that of its predecessors. When he is forced to attend a dinner at his titled in-laws on behalf of a countess, he takes on a case that hardly could be called a case: The countess asks him to look into an event that took place 15 years previously. It seems the countess’ granddaughter was thrown (or fell) into a canal, rescued by a drunken man, but suffered brain damage, the result of oxygen deprivation to the brain when she was under water too long. Consequently, the child, now a woman 30 years old, has the mental state of a seven-year old. Without a clue, Brunetti tries to locate the rescuer, who is murdered just before they were to meet. Now we have a murder to solve as well. I have enjoyed every novel in the series I have read. In each, Brunetti has painstakingly solved each mystery through careful and logical analysis. In “The Waters of Eternal Youth”, however, the resolution takes place by an accident, ex parte of any police work. Mere happenstance, and less satisfying, although the result provides the author the means to end the book with an interesting and gratifying twist. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again I enjoyed being in Venice and following the mystery. The story is intriguing and the descriptions of the sights, sounds, and foods of Venice are wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brunetti is an old friend & always a good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in love with Detective Brunetti. Donna Leon writes such a charming and intelligent mystery. The setting is Venice, food and the intellect of Guido Brunetti and his cohorts to find out what happened to a young girl and why she was thrown into the canal. What more could you ask? Have a glass of wine and read the book.
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"I dunno," she snorted, chuckling