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  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407070605
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Through a Glass Darkly

(Brunetti 15)




From Silver Dagger winner Donna Leon comes the fifteenth crime novel in the bestselling Brunetti series where our detective must expose the mysterious pollution of the Venetian lagoon

It is a luminous spring day in Venice, as Commissario Brunetti and Inspettore Vianello come to the rescue of Vianello's friend Marco Ribetti, who has been arrested while protesting against chemical pollution of the Venetian lagoon, only to be faced by the fury of Marco's father-in-law, owner of a glass factory on the island of Murano. But clearly there is another victim who has uncovered the guilty secret of the polluting glass foundries of the island of Murano, and whose body is found dead in front of the furnaces which burn at 1400 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 burning the land and fouling the waters of the lagoon. A man is dead - but will politics and expedience prevent the killer from striking again?

  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407070605
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

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

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

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

Sunday Telegraph

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