Donna Leon
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Donna Leon

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. Leon has received both the CWA Macallon Silver Dagger for Fiction and the German Corrine Prize for her novels featuring Commisario Guido Brunetti. She lives in Venice.
Photo by Michiel Hendryckx (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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    • Unto Us a Son Is Given

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Count Falier urges his Venetian son-in-law Guido Brunetti to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodriguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Then Gonzalo literally drops dead on the street....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Reason to Revel in Donna Leon’s Creativity

    • By ALN on 03-22-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Death in a Strange Country

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Early one morning Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Police confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid canal....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a Gudio Brunetti Favourite

    • By Frogbaby on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Temptation of Forgiveness

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    In the 27th novel in Donna Leon's best-selling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of her best

    • By Barbara on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Dressed for Death

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 466
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are once again dashed when a gruesome discovery is made in Marghera...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm hooked!

    • By Robert E. Orlando on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Acqua Alta

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    In Leon's fifth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery, the beating of renowned art historian Dotoressa Brett Lynch draws the contemporary Venetian police detective out of his warm and loving home and into the yearly onslaught of acqua alta, the torrential winter rains....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful reading!

    • By Grete on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Drawing Conclusions

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    Late one night, Commissario Guido Brunetti's telefonino rings. A woman's body has been found in a Spartan apartment on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen, but

    • By Kathleen Rogers on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A Noble Radiance

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    A macabre grave is found. The body is Roberto Lorenzoni's, only son and heir of one Venice's oldest, most aristocratic families. Commissario Guido Brunetti must move in the highest circles of power and corruption to unravel the mystery behind the young man's disappearance and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Brunetti mysteries

    • By Grete on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Quietly in Their Sleep

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has had five patients unexpectedly die and decides to leave her convent....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator makes this book!

    • By Kindle Gladzor Gospels Mark twai tt the dx7jp9p. on 10-30-18

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    • Uniform Justice

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    When Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to investigate a presumed suicide in Venice's elite military academy, his inquiries are immediately met with a wall of silence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of my favorite Brunetti stories

    • By Pamela on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Doctored Evidence

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Brunetti finds himself fighting a lone battle to prove the innocence of a Romanian housekeeper accused of brutally murdering her miserly employer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful Leon.

    • By Susan on 03-03-08

    Regular price: $22.37

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