In the sixth book featuring Donna Leon’s ever-charming and sympathetic protagonist, Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has had five patients unexpectedly die and decides to leave her convent. 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? A beautiful, suspense-filled novel, Quietly in Their Sleep is Donna Leon at the top of her form.
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Donna Leon is the author of the internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Leon was born in New Jersey and has lived in Venice for thirty years.
Praise for Quietly in Their Sleep:
Brunetti is the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenon’s Inspector Maigret. . . . He is a decent man [who achieves] a quiet heroism.” Philadelphia Inquirer
[Leon] offers a fresh, exhilarating take on that ambiguous city, with its labyrinthine alleyways and politics, its glamour, its grottiness. . . . An intelligent, satisfying crime novel.” Sunday Times (UK)
Praise for Donna Leon:
Leon’s books shimmer in the grace of their setting and are warmed by the charm of their characters.” New York Times Book Review
No one is more graceful and accomplished than Leon.” Washington Post
Intelligent and deeply satisfying mysteries. . . . The Venetian detective has reached . . . iconic status.” Seattle Times
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