Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon
(Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)

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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. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti the motive of robbery seems altogether too convenient. When something is discovered in the victim’s apartment that suggests the existence of a high-level conspiracy, Brunetti becomes convinced that somebody, somewhere, is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime.

Rich with atmosphere and marvelous plotting, Death in a Strange Country is a superb novel in Donna Leon’s chilling Venetian mystery series.
 

About Donna Leon

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Donna Leon is the author of eighteen novels featuring Guido Brunetti, all of which have been highly acclaimed, and the winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award. She has lived in Venice for thirty years.
 
Published December 30, 2008 by Grove Press. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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The well-fed, muscular body fished from a Venice canal by police Commissario Guido Brunetti's men belongs to an American soldier killed miles away from his base by an expert knife thrust. In seeking m

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The Bookbag

Summary: An early book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series explores the corruption endemic in Italian politics and makes for a good read, but not nnecessarily a purchase.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Death in a Strange Country (C...

The Bookbag

Summary: An early book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series explores the corruption endemic in Italian politics and makes for a good read, but not nnecessarily a purchase.

Nov 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Death in a Strange Country (C...

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Before long, Brunetti has opened up a complex web of intrigue, one with its heart in big business and maybe even the government… “Death in a Strange Country” is the second of Donna Leon’s novels set in Venice and centred on the charming Guido Brunetti.

Jul 07 2010 | Read Full Review of Death in a Strange Country (C...

The Bookbag

Summary: An early book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series explores the corruption endemic in Italian politics and makes for a good read, but not nnecessarily a purchase.

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