Donna Leon


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in Montclair, New Jersey, The United States
September 28, 1942

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Donna Leon (born September 29, 1942, in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice and featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for over twenty-five years. She has worked as a lecturer in English Literature for the University of Maryland University College - Europe (UMUC-Europe) in Italy, then as a Professor from 1981 to 1999 at the american military base of Vicenza (Italy) and a writer.

Her crime novels are all situated in or near Venice. They are written in English and translated into many foreign languages, although not, by her request, into Italian. Her ninth Brunetti novel, Friends in High Places, won the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger i
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Dressed for Death (Commissa...

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Acqua Alta (Commissario Bru...

3.97 avg rating — 7,227 ratings — published 1996 — 48 editions
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A Noble Radiance (Commissar...

3.95 avg rating — 5,573 ratings — published 1998 — 43 editions
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Death and Judgment (Commiss...

3.89 avg rating — 5,500 ratings — published 1995 — 51 editions
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The Golden Egg (Commissario...

3.86 avg rating — 5,381 ratings — published 2013 — 44 editions
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Drawing Conclusions (Commis...

3.86 avg rating — 4,967 ratings — published 2011 — 42 editions
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Through a Glass, Darkly (Co...

3.82 avg rating — 4,648 ratings — published 2006 — 50 editions
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Friends in High Places (Com...

3.89 avg rating — 4,731 ratings — published 2000 — 53 editions
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Death at La Fenice Death in a Strange Country Dressed for Death Death and Judgment Acqua Alta Quietly in Their Sleep A Noble Radiance
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“Though he did not believe, he was not untouched by the magic of belief ...”
Donna Leon, Death and Judgment

“And off in the far distance, the gold on the wings of the angel atop the bell tower of San Marco flashed in the sun, bathing the entire city in its glistening benediction.”
Donna Leon, Death in a Strange Country

“Oh, so seldom does fate cast our enemy into our hands, to do with as we will”
Donna Leon, Acqua Alta

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