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Death at La Fenice | [Donna Leon]

Death at La Fenice

The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death. But nothing so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La Traviata.
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The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death. But nothing so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La Traviata. Even Commissario of Police Guido Brunetti, used to the labyrinthine corruptions of the city, is shocked at the number of enemies Wellauer has made on his way to the top - but just how many have motive enough for murder? The beauty of Venice is crumbling. But evil is one thing that will never erode with age.

©1992 Donna Leon (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Alison Semple
    Deal
    12/23/12
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    "This takes me to Venice"

    I've read all of the books about Inspector Brunetti and loved every one. The stories are excellent but for me, it's the atmosphere and setting of them that wins hands down. I love the way that the author describes the food and the care with which it' s produced and the beauty and fascination of the city of Venice.

    The other heartening thing is the solid, loving relationship between Brunetti and his wife and their children, such a contrast with the tortured relationships in so many crime books today.

    Roll on the next book and perhaps a television adaptation?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Evesham, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Venician Treat"

    My wife recommended Donna Leon to me and I was soon hooked. She joins other other authors writing great stories about the Italian police in action. The backdrop of Venice with its mixed of locals and international characters fleshes out the pictures painted in the story. The main characters are all 'fleshed out' well along with their families too. Richard Moran is easy to listen too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Karen B Dunn
    1/4/15
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    "Brilliant and timely!"

    Such a surprise.
    Thank you Donna Leon. I enjoyed this immensely as my daughter spent a term in Venice recently.

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