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Donna Leon was born on September 29, 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey. She taught English literature in England, Switzerland, Iran, China, Italy and Saudi Arabia. She is the author of a Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery series. Friends in High Places, a novel from the series, won the Crime Writers Association Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction in 2000. German Television has produced 16 Commissario Brunetti mysteries for broadcast. She was a crime reviewer for the Sunday Times. She has written the libretto for a comic opera and has set up her own opera company, Il Complesso Barocco. Her titles Jewels of Pardise, The Golden Egg, By Its Cover, Falling in Love and The Waters of Eternal Youth made The New York Times Bestseller List. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Death at La Fenice 3,186 copies, 118 reviews
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Acqua Alta 1,745 copies, 41 reviews
The Anonymous Venetian 1,654 copies, 49 reviews
A Noble Radiance 1,592 copies, 49 reviews
A Venetian Reckoning 1,517 copies, 51 reviews
Uniform Justice 1,460 copies, 30 reviews
Blood from a Stone 1,435 copies, 42 reviews
Fatal Remedies 1,402 copies, 37 reviews
Friends in High Places 1,391 copies, 27 reviews
Doctored Evidence 1,378 copies, 26 reviews
Through a Glass, Darkly 1,375 copies, 37 reviews
The Death of Faith 1,345 copies, 49 reviews
A Sea of Troubles 1,264 copies, 30 reviews
Suffer the Little Children 1,239 copies, 34 reviews
Wilful Behaviour 1,237 copies, 32 reviews
The Girl of His Dreams 1,214 copies, 55 reviews
About Face (Author) 1,087 copies, 40 reviews
A Question of Belief (Author) 1,005 copies, 43 reviews
Drawing Conclusions (Author) 914 copies, 42 reviews
The Golden Egg (Author) 824 copies, 39 reviews
Beastly Things (Author) 802 copies, 43 reviews
By Its Cover (Author) 794 copies, 40 reviews
Earthly Remains 619 copies, 32 reviews
The Waters of Eternal Youth 605 copies, 37 reviews
Falling in Love (Author) 601 copies, 31 reviews
The Jewels of Paradise (Author) 529 copies, 37 reviews
The Temptation of Forgiveness 456 copies, 15 reviews
Unto Us a Son is Given 424 copies, 27 reviews
Trace Elements 359 copies, 27 reviews
Transient Desires 312 copies, 23 reviews
My Venice and Other Essays 177 copies, 12 reviews
Brunetti's Cookbook 171 copies, 2 reviews
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Eine Amerikanerin in Venedig 13 copies, 1 review
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Donna Leon has lived in Venice for about 30 years. She was a lecturer in English Literature for the University of Maryland University College-Europe in Italy, and then a professor at the American military base of Vicenza. She stopped teaching to concentrate on writing and other cultural activities, especially Baroque music.
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