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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A Noble Radiance (Commissar...

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Death and Judgment (Commiss...

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The Golden Egg (Commissario...

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Drawing Conclusions (Commis...

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Doctored Evidence (Commissa...

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“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

“Though he did not believe, he was not untouched by the magic of belief ...”
Donna Leon, Death and Judgment

“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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