Unto Us a Son Is Given

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473567815
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In the 28th novel in Donna Leon’s bestselling Commissario Brunetti series, Brunetti’s father-in-law, the Count Falier, urges Brunetti to investigate and intervene in the seemingly innocent plan of the Count’s best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejeda, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would become heir to Gonzalo’s entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo’s friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man can’t be allowed his pleasure in peace. Not long after Gonzalo unexpectedly passes away, one of Gonzalo’s oldest friends, just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti is drawn reluctantly into the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo’s life that ultimately led to murder. Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly follows the twists and turns of the human condition, reuniting us with some of crime fiction’s most memorable and enduring characters.

Suffer the Little Children

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099503220
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CRIME & MYSTERY. The quiet of the Venetian night is shattered as a band of armed men smash their way into Dr Gustavo Pedrolli's apartment, fracture his skull and grab his eighteen-month-old baby. And when Commissario Guido Brunetti, pulled from his bed by the news, arrives at the hospital to investigate, no one knows why the eminent paediatrician has suffered such a violent assault. But soon Brunetti begins to uncover a story of infertility, desperation, and an underworld where babies can be bought for cash - linked with a money-making scam between pharmacists and doctors in the city. And knowledge can be as destructive as greed - certain information about one's neighbours can lead to all kinds of corruption and all sorts of pain.

The Jewels of Paradise

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099580276
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From the bestselling author of the Brunetti crime series comes The Jewels of Paradise, a gripping tale of intrigue, music, history and greed and Donna Leon's first stand-alone novel. Caterina Pellegrini is a young Venetian musicologist hired to find the rightful heir to an alleged treasure concealed by a once-famous, but now almost forgotten, baroque composer. Sworn to secrecy, Caterina can solve the mystery only by searching through the papers contained in two chests that have not been opened for centuries. As she delves into all quarters of his life, she is drawn into one of the most scandalous affairs of the baroque era. What dark secrets do these chests hold, and just whom can she trust?

A Noble Radiance

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802145796
Format: PDF
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A macabre grave is found at the foot of the Italian Dolomites. The body is found to be Roberto Lorenzoni’s, only son and heir of one Venice's oldest, most aristocratic families. Commissario Guido Brunetti must move in the highest circles of power and corruption to unravel the mystery behind the young man’s disappearance and murder.

Quietly in Their Sleep

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555849059
Format: PDF
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In Quietly in Their Sleep, the philosophical Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has left her convent after five of her patients died unexpectedly. In the course of his inquiries Brunetti encounters an unusual cast of characters, but discovers nothing that seems criminal. Is the nun simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto something very real and very sinister? Something that places her own life in imminent danger? Quietly in Their Sleep is Donna Leon at the top of her form.

My Venice

Author: Harold Brodkey
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9780805048339
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Harold Brodkey's haunting, lyrical portrait of his most beloved city. Venice is a separate country," Harold Brodkey wrote of the fabled city that became his literary muse. "It floats at anchor inside its own will, among its domes and campanili, independent and exotic at its heart."The author's love of Venice--its churches and vaporetti, its capacity to bewilder and seduce--brought him back time and again to the shores of the Adriatic in search of fresh inspiration. Brodkey's Venice is marked by powerful contrasts: pride beside humility, the sacred alongside the profane, solemn tradition coexisting with exuberant mercantile optimism. Illustrated with eleven stunning black-and-white portraits by the legary Italian photographer Giuseppe Bruno, My Venice combines passages from several of Brodkey's great works with previously unpublished notes and essays to create a text as rich, subtle, and beguiling as the city itself.

The Executioner Weeps

Author: Frédéric Dard
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
ISBN: 1782272577
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On a quiet mountain road near Barcelona, a woman steps out in front of a car. When the driver, a well-known artist, stops to some to her aid, he finds she is alive, but without any memory of who she is or where she has come from. As he tries to help her remember her past, the artist finds himself falling in love, but as secrets from the woman's forgotten life start to come to light, he finds his new romance turning into a nightmare... From the Trade Paperback edition.

Diabolical Crimes

Author: Enrique Laso
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 1547507160
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THE NOVEL THAT THOUSANDS OF READERS HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR In a Texas county, the bodies of young people who have been subjected to a bizarre ritual are being discovered. In desperation, one of the detectives assigned to the case decides to turn to a Mexican priest who is considered to be the best exorcist in all of America: Padre Salas. Meanwhile, the FBI sends in Ethan Bush, one of its best agents within the Behavioural Analysis Unit in Quantico, to cooperate in the investigation, and create a profile of the serial killer. ETHAN BUSH AND PADRE SALAS ARE INVESTIGATING A TERRIBLE CASE OF MULTIPLE MURDERS This is a novel in which investigation, intrigue, mystery, paranormal events, and horror all intertwine together. Two of the most charismatic characters created by Enrique Laso– special agent Ethan Bush and Padre Salas–, meet in Texas, in order to assist the police in what is a dangerous investigation. This is a novel that has been written in response to the express demand from thousands of readers from around the world. IF YOU LIKE CRIME NOVELS, HORROR, AND MYSTERY, THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! Enrique Laso is currently one of the most recognised Spanish language authors. He has sold more than 1,000,000 copies of his works around the world, and has been translated into 14 languages. One of his novels has been adapted for the Spanish cinema, and another two are in the process of having the rights sold to a Hollywood agent.