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by Anna Fields,Donna Leon

  • ISBN: 078611228X
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Anna Fields,Donna Leon
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Books on Tape; Unabridged edition (September 1, 1997)
  • ePub book: 1699 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1259 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 313

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A new Donna Leon book abou. runetti is ready for our immediate pleasure. A penguin, grove press book. Death in a strange country

A new Donna Leon book abou. She uses the relatively small and crime-free canvas of Venice for riffs about Italian life, sexual styles, and-best of all-the kind of ingrown business and political corruption that seems to lurk just below the surface. Death in a strange country. Donna Leon, who was born in New Jersey, has lived in Venice for many years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and China, where she worked as a teacher. Her other novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed.

Home Donna Leon Death in a Strange Country. What were you doing in the field? Somehow, the way he asked the questions and the way the other one wrote down the answers made Cola feel they suspected him of something. I went out to have a cigarette. Death in a Strange Country, . 0. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30. Nothing else in the blasted landscape deserved his attention, so he studied the shoe, pulling at his cigarette. There were those bruises – not for a second did he believe in a fall – someone could have held her while she was given the injection. 8. The autopsy showed that she had been drinking; how much did a person have to drink to be so deeply asleep as not to feel a needle or to be so fuddled as not to be able to resist it?

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее.

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. Volgi intorno lo squardo, oh sire, e vedi qual strage orrenda nel tuo nobil regno, fa il crudo mostro. Ah mira allagate di sangue quelle pubbliche vie. Ad ogni passo vedrai chi geme, e l’alma gonfia d’atro velen dal corpo esala. Gaze around you, oh sire, and see what terrible destruction the cruel monster has wrought in your noble kingdom. Look at the streets swamped in blood.

Death in a Strange Country. Books by same genres: Shelter: book 2, a Long Days Night. Agent Running in the Field.

Death in a Strange Country, is the second book in Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti Series. Donna Leon also brings some thoughtful discussion to this book around environmentalism and government corruption. When the body of Sgt. Michael Foster, a public health inspector at the American base in Vicenza, is pulled up from a canal in Venice, it looks like a mugging gone wrong. But Brunetti is convinced that there’s something more than just an American being a victim of a robbery. Her characters are political ones, but I never feel like they're an explicit mouthpiece for the author.

Death in a Strange Country (1993) is the second novel in Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti mysteries set in Venice and the sequel to Death at La Fenice (1992). Early one morning Brunetti is confronted with the body of a young American serviceman fished out of a fetid Venetian canal. All clues point to a mugging, but robbery seems too convenient a motive. 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. Rich with atmosphere and marvelous plotting, Death in a Strange Country is a superb novel in Donna Leon’s chilling Venetian mystery series. Thriller & Crime Fiction Hard-boiled. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Ambrogiani turned and went back towards the path, either in complete ignorance of Brunetti’s fear or in an exquisite gesture of feigned ignorance. Brunetti finished dusting himself off, took a few deep breaths, and followed Ambrogiani down the path to where it started to rise. It did not end but, instead, twisted suddenly to the right and stopped abruptly at the edge of a small bluff. Together, the two men walked up to the edge and looked down over it.

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for twenty-five years. The true subject of Death in a Strange Country is corruption

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for twenty-five years. The true subject of Death in a Strange Country is corruption. Leon’s depiction of Italian society and especially the Italian criminal justice system is unsparing.

Comments

Monam Monam
NOW I UNDERSTAND why so many people are crazy about Donna Leon’s detective fiction! Death in a Strange Country, published in 1993, was the second in her series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Police, and it’s nothing short of brilliant. I’d made the mistake of reading her latest offering in the series, the twenty-fourth, Falling in Love, which I found unworthy of her reputation. Death in a Strange Country redeems her in my eyes.

The story in this novel revolves around two murder mysteries and a robbery, all of which Brunetti is assigned to solve. A young man, probably an American, is found dead floating in the water of a Venice canal. He may, or may not, be the victim of a robbery. Later, a young American doctor at a U.S. Army base outside a town near Venice is found dead in her quarters, dead of a heroin overdose. Finally, the Venice palace of a Milano industrialist is burgled and its owner sent to the hospital from a beating. In all three cases, Brunetti smells a story that would rule out the obvious explanation. His investigation of all these mysteries is hemmed in by his boss, a feckless and lazy Sicilian with a fancy title who is interested only in pleasing the powers that be and taking credit for any discoveries made by defying his orders.

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for twenty-five years. Her books have been translated into many languages — but not, at her request, into Italian. The true subject of Death in a Strange Country is corruption. Leon’s depiction of Italian society and especially the Italian criminal justice system is unsparing. Little wonder that she has resisted the translation of her novels into the local language!
Arthunter Arthunter
This is perhaps my favorite murder mystery series, and I've read a ton over the years. The author does an exceptional job in developing all the characters - especially Commissario Brunetti. I spent 5 days in Venice a couple years back and spent just enough time to get a decent feel for this charming and very special city. It's obvious Leon has lived there as her descriptions of the city are exceptional. Brunetti's Venice encompasses all of Venice from the Grand Canal to the numerous one way canals, and you will feel like you are there. From the Expresso cafes to the pastry shops and deli's Brunetti frequents, you can almost taste the food and smell the aromas from the coffee to the less than pleasant smells of the canals.

This is the second book in the series (I recommend starting with that one first so you will have a better feel for Brunetti, but you certainly won't be lost if you begin with this one. Brunetti must solve a murder of an American soldier stationed at a nearby US military base, where all signs point to a mugging gone terribly wrong. But in his analytical fashion, Brunetti digs deeper and finds a high level conspiracy involving the US military at the base. Given the political ramifications, Brunetti must, in his semi Columbo style, determine why and how to progress the case given his Superior wants to sweep this all under the rug as well.

I won't go further, but suffice it to say, you will be entranced by our intrepid Commissiario's style, his ability to prior information out of reluctant people and his low key approach. He's the type of person we all would love to have as a boss.

This is one series I'll stay with as long as Donna Leon keeps writing them. It's hard to put the book down once I start it.
Washington Washington
The more I read Donna Leon's series based on Venetian Police Commissioner Guido Brunetti, the more I choose her work over others in the detective motif. Brunetti is urbane, intelligent, smart enough to avoid violence (most of the time), way smarter than his Vice-Questore supervisor (a prototypically incompetent, vain, political appointee), and revered by the other (few) competent personnel in the department. He's also a loyal husband and a good father - and human, very human.

Reading the series is also a way of picking up a bit of Venetian history and tidbits about the city and its landmark buildings and canals. Ms. Leon, an American ex-pat, has lived in Venice for 25 years or more and suffuses her experience of Venice and Italy into each story. One common theme is the dysfunction and corruption that runs through Italian life - with its revolving-door governments, its version of society's 1 percenters (both from older nobility and the newly wealthy), and the prevalence of Mafia-based crime underlying almost every facet of the economy. But another theme is the existence of the good, honest, competent people Guido knows, from all walks of life, with whom he consults to solve the case he's working on.

If square-jawed, testosterone-fueled, alcoholic, tobacco-sucking cops are your thing, you may not care for Guido - and that would be your loss. But it's never too late to try something new...