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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781482980417
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Late one night, Commissario Guido Brunetti’s telefonino rings. A old woman’s body has been found in a Spartan apartment on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio. Brunetti sees some signs of force on the old woman, but they could just as easily have been from the radiator near where she fell. When the medical examiner rules that the woman died of a heart attack, it seems there is nothing to investigate. But he can't shake the feeling that perhaps the woman was threatened.

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Quotes & Awards

  •  Leon’s popularity among mystery fans has grown steadily, but over the last several years, she has become a must-read for all those who favor character-driven crime stories.

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Compassionate yet incorruptible, Brunetti knows that true justice doesn’t always end in an arrest or a trial.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Selected for the April 2011 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Mysteries

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 2/19/2014

    " Excellent series with added plus for characters and geography. All Commisario Bruno Series take place in Venice, Italy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 2/18/2014

    " An interesting read with all its references to places in Venice, having just visited there. Enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Good | 2/10/2014

    " I do like Donna Leon and her character Commissario Guido Brunetti. I wouldn't call her work "cozy mysteries", but they are calm... not suspenseful, but interesting. Quiet reads, set in Venice. Good bedtime reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 2/8/2014

    " I had to "draw conclusions" to figure out what all happened, but I think I figured it out. I like this series more with each one I read. This one was about nursing homes as well as battered women - always some important social issue. Also, and again, there were issues of prejudice, particularly prejudice toward Sicilians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/24/2014

    " I enjoy the Commissario Brunetti mystery series by Donna Leon. She is an American ex-pat, living in Venice for over 20 years. It is fun to read about the Venice that she has come to know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 1/20/2014

    " I like this series; it's grown on me over the years. This one is one of my favorites; good plot, some art links and the usual atmospheric Venetian setting made it a very enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 1/18/2014

    " Second Leon I've read, and I'm beginning to like Brunetti a lot. Venice sounds fascinating through his eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/16/2014

    " It had a good beginning and middle with a bit of a flat ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta | 1/14/2014

    " This-mystery-featuring-Commissario-Guido-Brunetti-of-Venice-is-one-of-the-shorter-novels-Leon-has-written.As-usual-it-is-filled-with-her-humor,her-wonderful-descriptions-of-Venice,and-her-skillfully-drawn-and-familiar-characters.This-one-is-particularly-emotionally-powerful;I-enjoyed-it-very-much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace Wegner | 1/12/2014

    " I never want her books to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 12/13/2013

    " Not her best but still worth reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Veronica Gareau | 10/20/2013

    " I love Donna Leon's book. This was not her best book and seemed rather boring as though Leon was getting bored with her characters. Disappointing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 8/3/2013

    " # 20 in the series - as always worth reading for the portraits of Venice - bit plodding - Brunetti is confronting or at least considering the large and small bendings and breakings of the law that are part of the every day fabric of life in Italy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesmots | 7/12/2013

    " Not bad for a quick Saturday read. Set in Venice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/16/2013

    " I should be fluent by now and be using Brunetti's Cookbook. Charming and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosilyne | 1/16/2013

    " As always, enjoyed reading this book. Have read Donna Leon for many years, and particularly like her characters and how they interact with each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 8/22/2012

    " What's not to like about another Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery set in Venice? Donna Leon's latest about the introspective police commissioner doesn't disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 7/25/2012

    " More coherent than the last two in a series that is more about Venice than solving mysteries. Light and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie Wenger | 5/4/2012

    " Great read. Love the Venice setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mwbham | 4/20/2012

    " The latest Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery taking place in Venice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sian Jones | 4/11/2012

    " Rather more underdeveloped than I've come to expect from Leon. Feels unfinished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 12/4/2011

    " OK, I think I may have to add Leon to my authors list. Sigh. ;-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 5/22/2011

    " Liked this better than Friends in High Places. Seemed more Venice and a better story....like the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anu | 5/19/2011

    " The ending was a little bit of a letdown if you are looking for a traditional mystery, but the characters and location are described beautifully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 5/17/2011

    " A little disappointing. Not enough food and family, but as always--very thoughtful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesmots | 5/14/2011

    " Not bad for a quick Saturday read. Set in Venice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 5/11/2011

    " I'm a big Donna Leon fan. I love these mystery books. I think this was her most recent. I would have to say it is probably my least favorite. The plot seemed to wander a bit and there were times when my mind did as well. It just wasn't as compelling as the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabine | 5/11/2011

    " Loved it almost as much as her other books
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/10/2011

    " Much as I have grown to like Brunetti and his Venice, this was just so boring. Not really a mystery, just the appearance of a mysterious death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/6/2011

    " This is the 20 instalment in the very popular Guido Brunetti mystery series. An older woman is found dead in an apartment of a suspected heart attack. Guido Brunetti continues to check into the murdered woman's background as he suspects there is more to this case. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Felicity | 5/1/2011

    " Inoffensive and formulaic. One of the better Commissario Brunetti mysteries and who can complain about Venice as a backdrop? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 4/29/2011

    " I want to spend time in Venice. I love the way Donna Leon writes aboutthe city. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 4/29/2011

    " I was disappointed by this one. Normally I love the atmosphere and food of Venice that Donna Leon portrays in her books. This one didn't have it for me. The mystery was formulaic down to the red herring. "

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About the Author
Author Donna Leon

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and China, where she worked as a teacher. Her novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed, including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.