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Death at La Fenice

a Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery

by Donna Leon

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Perennial Dark Alley in New York .
Written in English


About the Edition

When renowned opera conductor Helmut Wellauer is found dead in his dressing room, the victim of cyanide poisoning, Guido Brunetti, the Vice Commissario of the Venice police, must sift through several suspects.

Edition Notes

The hardcover edition of this book was published in 1992 by HarperCollins Publishers, and a paperback edition in 1995 by HarperTorch.

StatementDonna Leon
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3562.E534 D4 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination270 p. ;
Number of Pages270
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24630935M
ISBN 10006074068X
ISBN 109780060740689
OCLC/WorldCa56078243


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Donna León was recommended to me by my friend, who fell in love with Venice,and is also a mystery devotee. Death At La Fenice is her first book and I couldn't put it down.

Venice description is so vivid you feel as if you're walking its streets and navigating its canal. Commissario Brunetti is a gentle detective with empathy and understanding/5().

Death at La Fenice is the 1st book in the exciting Guido Brunetti Series by Donna Leon, set in the beautiful, romantic, mysterious and unique city of Venice. The series features Commissario Guido Brunetti, family man, modest, moral, loyal and philosophical detective extraordinaire/5.

A cosy murder mystery set against the backdrop of Venice, Death At La Fenice introduces us to Leon's erudite detective, Commissario Guido Brunetti. The dead body is Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a highly respected conductor who is loved by his audiences and, apparently, /5().

Cyanide poisoning during the second-act intermission of La Traviata leaves the eminent conductor Helmut Wellauer dead, survived by a constellation of suspects from prima Flavia Petrelli (whose lesbian liaison with a wealthy American archeologist, Brett Lynch, Wellauer was threatening to expose) to director Franco Santore (furious over Wellauer's refusal to honor a bargain to find a job for.

Death at La Fenice Donna Leon Buy this book A breathless beginning and an unexpected lack of reference to the lush setting mark this lively launch of a projected series of Venetian mysteries. Death at La Fenice chronicles Commissario Guido Brunetti's investigation of the death by cyanide poisoning of renowned German conductor Maestro Helmut Wellauer in the middle of a performance of La Traviata at the Venice opera house, La Fenice.

Brunetti learns that Wellauer is a scoundrel. Free download or read online Death at La Fenice pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Donna Leon.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback n: by Whodunit The May Mystery Readers Book Club is on May 25th and the book is Donna Leon's DEATH AT LA FENICE.

Questions to be discussed are below. Don't forget the book. Death at La Fenice: the first Brunetti novel Death in a Strange Country A Noble Radiance Fatal Remedies Friends in High Places/5(K). Death at La Fenice A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery. by Donna Leon.

On Sale: 10/01/ Donna Leon’s Death at La Fenice, the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli—then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor.

Donna Leon has written four previous Guido Brunetti novels, Death and Judgment, Dressed for Death, Death in a Strange Country, and Death at La Fenice, which won the Suntory Prize for the best suspense novel of She teaches English at the University of Maryland extension at a U.S.

Air Force base near Venice Italy, where she has lived for over twenty : HarperCollins Publishers. In Death at La Fenice, Brunetti is called to the famous opera house where a legendary conductor has been found dead in his dressing room after the second intermission in La Traviata, the opera that he had been conducting.

It is apparent that the man had been poisoned by potassium cyanide that was in a cup of coffee that he : Dorothy Borders. Death at La Venice by Donna Leon is the first book in a series. I felt like the author went back and forth between providing lush, thoughtful descriptions to minimalist prose.

And this was so confusing as a reader. She would spend so much time detailing a meal, when that meal or /5(K). It will take Leon back to the world of baroque opera, where she set her first novel, Death at La Fenice.

“I’ve told myself for years and years and years: ‘Donna, your passion for music is Author: Arminta Wallace. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death but none so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La /5(2).

The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death.

But nothing so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La Traviata.

She wrote Death at la Fenice as a joke. When she finished the book she stashed it away and forgot about it until submitting it for the Suntory prize in Japan. Leon’s books are crime novels Author: Tim Heald. Now all of his admirable abilities must come into play in the deadly affair of Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who died painfully from cyanide poisoning during an intermission at La Fenice.

La Fenice is the name of Venice's famed opera house and in this novel, death is the event de jour, as a well-known German conductor Helmut Wellauer is found dead in his dressing room, shortly before he was to conduct "La Traviata.".

Of course, the show must go on.5/5(6). Death at La Fenice is the first novel in Donna Leon’s internationally best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series. During intermission at the famed La Fenice opera house in Venice, a notoriously difficult conductor is poisoned, and suspects abound.

Brunetti, a native Venetian, sets out to unravel the mystery behind the high-profile murder. In this book a famous orchestra conductor is found dead in his dressing room during a performance of La Traviata in the La Fenice opera house in Venice.

As Brunetti investigates, he finds long-buried secrets and some very damning information from the conductor's past life. Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). DEATH AT LA FENICE ALSO BY DONNA LEON Death at La Fenice Death in a Strange Country Dressed for Death Death and Judgment Quietly in Their Sleep A Noble Radiance Fatal Remedies Friends in High Places A Sea of Troubles Wilful Behaviour Uniform Justice Doctored Evidence Blood from a Stone Through a Glass, Darkly Suffer the Little Children The Girl 4/5(32).

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon Book Resume: A conductor succumbs to cyanide at the famed Venice opera house, in the first mystery in the New York Times–bestselling, award-winning series. During intermission at the famed La Fenice opera house in Venice, Italy, a notoriously difficult and widely disliked German conductor is poisoned—and.

The colorful setting of Donna Leon’s first novel draws on her firsthand knowledge of the culture of Venice, Italy. The mystery begins at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, an opera house, where Helmut. Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Death at La Fenice by Leon, Donna - AbeBooks Passion for books.

A conductor succumbs to cyanide at the famed Venice opera house, in the first mystery in the New York Times–bestselling, award-winning series. During intermission at the famed La Fenice opera house in Venice, Italy, a notoriously difficult and widely disliked German conductor is poisoned—and suspects abound.4/5(65).

Death at La Fenice (HarperCollins,reissued in September ). Death in a Strange Country (HarperCollins, ; Penguin, New York, January ). Dressed for Death (previously published in the United Kingdom as The Anonymous Collins, ; Penguin, New York, May ) Death and Judgment (HarperCollins, ; previously published in the United Kingdom as A Venetian.

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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Death at La Fenice/5(65). In her first book, Death at La Fenice, Leon describes Venice as "a provincial town where gossip was the real cult and where, had it not been at least a nominally Christian city, the reigning deity.

Death at La Fenice: A Novel of Suspense by Donna Leon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Donna Leon Death at La FeniceFirst Edition. The Donna Leon chronology starts with her debut novel, Death at la Fenice. She started writing her Commissario Brunetti series in the early s.

She published her first novel in after 8 months of writing her story. The book made Donna Leon into a bestselling author. She wrote her debut novel on a. Death at La Fenice (Book): Leon, Donna: Available in paperback for the first time, the first book in the internationally bestselling Guido Brunetti detective series in which a high society murder leads the detective Beautiful and serene Venice is a city almost devoid of crime.

But that is little comfort to Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor whose intermission refreshment. "Death At La Fenice" is the first book in the Commissario Brunetti series.

The reader can already see evidence of the Donna Leon writing style: the emphasis on family, relationships, Venetian culture and Italian culture.

IMHO, I would rate "Death At La Fenice" at stars for a great first effort. Death at La Fenice A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (Book): Leon, Donna: "There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely beautiful floating city of mystery and magic, history and decay.

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Visit » About. Column. CONTACT. Customer. Donna Leon has written four previous Guido Brunetti novels, Death and Judgment, Dressed for Death, Death in a Strange Country, and Death at La Fenice, which won the Suntory Prize for the best suspense novel of She teaches English at the University of Maryland extension at a U.S.

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