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Donna Leon

Autor(a) de Morte no Teatro La Fenice

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About the Author

Donna Leon was born on September 29, 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey. She taught English literature in England, Switzerland, Iran, China, Italy and Saudi Arabia. She is the author of a Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery series. Friends in High Places, a novel from the series, won the Crime Writers mostrar mais Association Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction in 2000. German Television has produced 16 Commissario Brunetti mysteries for broadcast. She was a crime reviewer for the Sunday Times. She has written the libretto for a comic opera and has set up her own opera company, Il Complesso Barocco. Her titles Jewels of Pardise, The Golden Egg, By Its Cover, Falling in Love and The Waters of Eternal Youth made The New York Times Bestseller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Photo credit: Mariusz Kubik, Warsaw, Sept. 27, 2005


Obras de Donna Leon

Morte no Teatro La Fenice (1992) 3,570 cópias
Morte em terra estrangeira (1993) 2,050 cópias
Acqua Alta (1997) 1,887 cópias
The Anonymous Venetian (1994) 1,789 cópias
A Noble Radiance (1998) 1,730 cópias
A Venetian Reckoning (1995) 1,644 cópias
Uniform Justice (2003) 1,584 cópias
Blood from a Stone (2005) 1,568 cópias
Fatal Remedies (1999) 1,527 cópias
Friends in High Places (2000) 1,524 cópias
Doctored Evidence (2004) 1,510 cópias
Through a Glass, Darkly (2006) 1,500 cópias
The Death of Faith (1997) 1,456 cópias
A Sea of Troubles (2001) 1,394 cópias
Wilful Behaviour (2002) 1,357 cópias
Suffer the Little Children (2007) 1,357 cópias
The Girl of His Dreams (2008) 1,335 cópias
About Face (2009) 1,204 cópias
A Question of Belief (2010) 1,120 cópias
Drawing Conclusions (2011) 1,022 cópias
The Golden Egg (2013) 921 cópias
By Its Cover (2014) 920 cópias
Beastly Things (2012) 913 cópias
The Waters of Eternal Youth (2016) 712 cópias
Earthly Remains (2017) 711 cópias
Falling in Love (2015) 698 cópias
The Jewels of Paradise (2012) 585 cópias
The Temptation of Forgiveness (2018) 571 cópias
Unto Us a Son is Given (2019) 544 cópias
Trace Elements (2020) 484 cópias
Transient Desires (2021) 463 cópias
Give Unto Others (2022) 365 cópias
So Shall You Reap (2023) 276 cópias
My Venice and Other Essays (2005) 206 cópias
Brunetti's Cookbook (2009) 194 cópias
Gondola (1900) 37 cópias
Venetian Curiosities (2000) 26 cópias
A Refiner's Fire (2024) 15 cópias
Eine Amerikanerin in Venedig (2000) 14 cópias
Latin Lover. Von Männern und Frauen (1999) — Autor — 12 cópias
Le Don du mensonge (2023) 4 cópias
Cair de Amores (2017) 4 cópias
[No title] 3 cópias
Restos Mortais (2017) 3 cópias
Hyvän nimissä 2 cópias
[No title] 2 cópias
En el nombre del hijo 1 exemplar(es)
Smrt u stranoj zemlji 1 exemplar(es)
Acqua alta 1 exemplar(es)
Esclaus del desig 1 exemplar(es)
Una Historia Propia 1 exemplar(es)
18 titres 1 exemplar(es)
Ölüm ve Hüküm (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Laske lapsukesed olla (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
Odjur (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Donna Leon : entrevista 1 exemplar(es)
Piedras ensangrentadas 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Zebra-Striped Hearse (1962) — Posfácio, algumas edições540 cópias
Brunetti's Venice: Walks with the City's Best-Loved Detective (2008) — Introdução — 132 cópias
A Venetian Reckoning and Dressed for Death [video] (2002) — Original novel — 8 cópias
Fatal Remedies and A Noble Radiance [video] (1997) — Original novel — 5 cópias
Plaatsen van misdaad : fragmenten uit dertien topthrillers (2004) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
By Its Cover [video] (2018) — Original novel — 3 cópias
La Maga Abbandonata [sound recording] — Autor — 3 cópias
Quietly in Their Sleep and Acqua Alta [video] — Original novel — 3 cópias
Willful Behavior and Blood From a Stone [video] (2008) — Original novel — 3 cópias
Through a Glass, Darkly & Suffer the Little Children [video] (2011) — Original novel — 2 cópias
Doctored Evidence and Uniform Justice [video] — Original novel — 2 cópias
The Girl of His Dreams and About Face [video] (2013) — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)
Acqua Alta and Death at La Fenice [video] (2004) — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)
Friends in High Places and A Sea of Troubles [video] (2006) — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)
Quietly in Their Sleep and Uniform Justice [video] (2005) — Original novels — 1 exemplar(es)
Death in a Strange Country and Doctored Evidence [video] (2006) — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)
About Face [video] (2012) — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)
A Question of Belief & Drawing Conclusions [video] (2014) — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Locais de residência
Venècia, Véneto, Itàlia
professor (Literature)
Diogenes Verlag, Zürich
Pequena biografia
Donna Leon has lived in Venice for about 30 years. She was a lecturer in English Literature for the University of Maryland University College-Europe in Italy, and then a professor at the American military base of Vicenza. She stopped teaching to concentrate on writing and other cultural activities, especially Baroque music.



La Serenissima & Dordogne Mystery Read Along em 75 Books Challenge for 2021 (Janeiro 2022)
La Serenissima & Dordogne Mystery Read Along em 75 Books Challenge for 2020 (Janeiro 2021)


I started reading this about a week ago and got about half way through. It was my bedtime reading because the other book I'm working on was a bit dense. I've read Donna Leon before and found her books OK.
Not this one. I found the story very contrived. Surely Brunetti would know more about fishing and pollution in the lagoon than the dialogue would have you believe. After all, not only is he an intelligent policeman, he's lived in Venice all his life. His boss's secretary volunteering to go to the island to help was also contrived, probably to make the story more exciting later on.
But I didn't get that far. I could see more or less what was coming, the suspense at least, if not the actual resolution of the plot. I thought the book was garbage and not worth wasting any more time on.
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dvoratreis | outras 36 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
This was a good mystery -- a good story well told. As a matter of fact, the writing was excellent, not at all like many that seem to be churned out by machine. I'm not sure what "noir" means in regards to mysteries and detective fiction, but I believe this book would qualify. And that was my problem with it, the story left me feeling rather depressed about my fellow humans.
dvoratreis | outras 56 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
My first Donna Leon and it didn't suit me. Too much dwelling on what every single character was thinking/feeling about every single thing anyone said, too much convoluted wandering about with things that didn't mean anything to the plot. Near the end, one of the characters is pleased to be able to speak plainly about things at last, and I totally concurred!
Abcdarian | outras 44 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |



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