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  • Published: 1 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099536536
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $28.99
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Through a Glass Darkly

(Brunetti 15)




The wonderful new Commissario Brunetti mystery.

It is a luminous spring day in Venice, as Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello take a break from the Questura to come to the rescue of Vianello's friend Marco Ribetti, who has been arrested while protesting against chemical pollution of the Venetian lagoon.

But it is not Marco who has uncovered the guilty secret of the polluting glass foundries of the island of Murano, nor he whose body is found dead in front of the furnaces which burn at 1,400 degrees, night and day. The victim has left clues in a copy of Dante, and Brunetti must descend into an inferno to discover who is fouling the waters of the lagoon …

  • Pub date: 1 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099536536
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $28.99

About the Author

Donna Leon

Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna’s books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world.

Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and Beastly Things.

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Praise for Through a Glass Darkly

“Leon ... has once again, apparently effortlessly, produced a wholly absorbing read.”

Sunday Telegraph

“As usual, Leon's witty portrayal of modern Venetian life, and Brunetti's model marriage, are as entertaining as the working out of the whodunit. A joy from start to finish.”

Evening Standard


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