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Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1)

Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1) By {author, Unlimited Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1) - by Donna Leon Unlimited Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1) - by Donna Leon - Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1), Death at La Fenice Commissario Brunetti Book A conductor succumbs to cyanide at the famed Venice opera house in the first mystery in the New York Timesbestselling award winning series During intermission at the famed La Fenice opera hou

  • Publisher‏:‎ Grove Press (April 20, 2012)
  • Publication date‏:‎ April 20, 2012
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 5241 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 356 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Enabled

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Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1)

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Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1)

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  1. This is the first time I ve read the one that started them all I can t remember when I read my first Commissario Brunetti mystery, but I loved them from the start First and foremost, they are set in Venice and La Serenissima is most definitely a presence From the vaporetti to the feral cats, Leon captures the essence of the city until you can almost smell the sea.The working out of the mystery is done without the help of his superior, almost against his wishes His boss would prefer to bring the [...]


  2. I read this book because I was waiting for my copy of Camilleri s The Overnight Kidnapper to arrive The immediate thought that comes to my mind is that this book should have been HALF the size it is Did I really need to read 2 or pages about Guido s monopoly game with the family or how many room his in law s palazzo has One thing is to give the reader atmosphere, a good back story and clues Another is to get so long winded about so and so s shoes, how they smoke their cigarette, and who was a Na [...]


  3. Loved the tie in to Venice in such a visual way Plus the food descriptions are awesome You feel like you are walking in, eating in, and listening in the heart of Italy Such a great setting The mystery isn t one that you can solve because you keep getting the pieces as the story evolves, but it is of a setting mystery Enjoy the setting, and watch along as you see the city, smell the area, taste the delicious foods, and enjoy the evolution of the crime This is also the kick off of a series of myst [...]


  4. Death at La Venice by Donna Leon is the first book in a series I felt like the author went back and forth between providing lush, thoughtful descriptions to minimalist prose And this was so confusing as a reader She would spend so much time detailing a meal, when that meal or scene did nothing to advance the plot I reviewed my mind the likely culprits about 75% in and realized where the book had to end Because there just had not really been much mystery to the murder at that point I liked the ma [...]


  5. I am constantly on the lookout for my lullabies, the books I read as I m falling asleep I look hard before I pull the trigger on a new writer because I ve been burned a few times I do read the reviews, the good and the bad Most of the fiction I read is spy, action or detective Although I loved Agatha Christie and some other slower paced, cerebral detectives without action, I tend to like a little action than the current run of older, small town type detectives, you know, Louise Penny and the lik [...]


  6. I chose this book, the first in the Commissario Brunetti mystery series, because the setting is Venice, and my family and I will be briefly visiting there soon Donna Leon does a wonderful job describing the city If you re looking for the type of mystery that you can t put down, this isn t it Except for the ending, when it all comes together, this book is about characters and the setting A famous, but not particularly likeable conductor is found dead in his dressing room at the La Fenice theatre [...]


  7. Foggy mornings, ice cold hovels and public transport aren t the first thing that come to mind when you think of Venice, but they are the reality of the city and by counterpointing the opulence of society balls, opera openings and the ancient city itself, Donna Leon evokes a sentimental, almost melancholy Venice for her detective Brunetti.He stalks, good naturedly though his investigation, seemingly content and at the same time personally burdened by the tensions, corruption and decay around him [...]


  8. Oh wow Having recently attended a live performance of La Traviata performed at Covent Garden I just adored the subject matter of this great book I depicted the murdered conductor as the world famous Herbert von Karajan The characters within this book are so colourful and vivid my absolute favourite being the very elderly opera singer living out her final years in abject squalor in a poky damp ridden flat on the island of Guidecca.You immediately warm to the detective Guido Brunetti who is just a [...]


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