Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

3.79 avg rating
( 3,910 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780802124876: Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Donna Leon’s Death at La Fenice, the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name and saved the life of her female American lover in Acqua Alta, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca, and Brunetti has tickets to an early performance.

The night he and his wife, Paola, attend, Flavia gives a stunning performance to a standing ovation. Back in her dressing room, she finds bouquets of yellow roses too many roses. Every surface of the room is covered with them. An anonymous fan has been showering Flavia with these beautiful gifts in London, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, and now, Venice, but she no longer feels flattered. A few nights later, invited by Brunetti to dine at his in-laws’ palazzo, Flavia confesses her alarm at these excessive displays of adoration. Brunetti promises to look into it. And when a talented young Venetian singer who has caught Flavia’s attention is savagely attacked, Brunetti begins to think that Flavia’s fears are justified in ways neither of them imagined. He must enter in the psyche of an obsessive fan before Flavia, or anyone else, comes to harm.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Donna Leon is the author of the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Leon has lived in Venice for thirty years and now divides her time between Venice and Switzerland.

Review:

Praise for Falling In Love

A New York Times Bestseller
A Midwest Independent Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller
A National Indie Bestseller


Donna Leon’s first love is opera. . . . So choosing Teatro La Fenice for the setting of Falling in Love, her latest mystery featuring the erudite and oh-so-sympathetic Commissario Guido Brunetti, makes this elegant novel something of a mash note to a longtime lover. . . . The audacious investigation, conducted by Brunetti’s confederate Signorina Elettra, into the psychology of stalkers is thorough and illuminating. But for opera buffs, going backstage at Teatro La Fenice is the real treat.” New York Times Book Review

[A] widely admired series . . . Brunetti is unfailingly good company, and when he isn’t . . . he is wonderfully refreshing.” Chicago Tribune

The ever-incredible Leon’s 24th stunning entry in her stellar mysteries featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti brings the series full circle, revisiting Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. . . . Another provocative addition to a fine series, certain to appeal to aficionados of profound literary mysteries such as Louise Penny’s How the Light Gets In.” Library Journal (starred review)

For many fans, the high points in Leon’s beloved Guido Brunetti series have been the two novels featuring opera diva Flavia Petrelli . . . . Now, finally, Flavia returns . . . . Best of all, the reappearance of Flavia gives Leon the opportunity to display her deep love of music and to construct a marvelous climactic scene between Flavia and her fan that parallels the finale of Tosca. Brava!” Booklist (starred review)

Leon’s devoted readers love her books for their juicy mystery plots, and also for the rich and varied cast of recurring characters, among which is the city of Venice itself. . . . Leon’s evildoers are not psychopathic serial killers or rapists. . . . [She] delves into the more interesting territory of moral corruption, in all its forms.” Publishers Weekly (author profile)

Commissario Guido Brunetti returns to La Fenice for another dramatic encounter with the diva Flavia Petrelli . . . there are the usual pleasures of following Brunetti as he walks around the city he knows like the back of his hand.” Kirkus Reviews

Splendid . . . Leon makes us feel [Venice’s] magic, taste it, smell it . . . Falling in Love is altogether a bravura accomplishment.” Open Letters

Another entertaining installment in one of mystery fiction’s most consistent series.” Bookreporter.com

Leon . . . infuses even predictable scenes with fresh vitality, employing her subtle wit and psychological acuity to make well-loved characters freshly engaging. . . . [the] finale is engrossing and oddly moving; a fitting end to a Brunetti thriller that is also a rare portrait of an artist and her art.” Barnes & Noble Review

[A] captivating series . . . [Falling in Love] offers the usual combination of mystery and dread.” Toronto Star

Thrilling . . . Readers will not be disappointed. Whether you’ve solved cases with Brunetti from the start or are a first time guest, this book will hold you spellbound . . . . [Falling in Love] will grab you from the first page, keep you on the edge of your seat, and leave you breathless while yearning for more, as if you’ve just witnessed a spectacularly powerful performance at the opera.” Killer Nashville

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781784750749: Falling in Love: (Brunetti 24)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1784750743 ISBN 13:  9781784750749
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd, 2001
Softcover

9780802123534: Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Atlant..., 2015
Hardcover

9781785150005: Falling in Love

Willia..., 2015
Softcover

9781784750756: Falling in Love

A Y F, 1959
Softcover

9780434023585: Falling in Love: (Brunetti 24)

Willia..., 2015
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Donna Leon
Published by Grove Press March 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Inquiring Minds
(Saugerties, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press March 2016, 2016. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 149633

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Leon, Donna
Published by Grove Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. * A fine book at a fair price. Clean, tight, unmarked. Text is excellent. We ship within 24 hours, carefully wrapped. We guarantee your satisfaction. No need to pay more. We sell books from New to Acceptable. We take care to be accurate in our description. Most of our books were gently read and in fine condition. BNCTucsonbooks ships daily. Proceeds from the sales of books support an endowed scholarship to Brandeis University, Waltham Mass. Seller Inventory # mon0000069721

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Leon, Donna
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780802124876

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Donna Leon
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0802124879

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Leon, Donna
Published by Grove Press 3/8/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press 3/8/2016, 2016. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Falling in Love. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780802124876

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Leon, Donna
Published by Grove Press
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0802124879 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.6. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780802124876

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Leon, Donna
Published by Grove Press
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0802124879. Seller Inventory # Z0802124879ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Leon, Donna
Published by Grove Press
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0802124879. Seller Inventory # Z0802124879ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Leon, Donna
Published by Grove Press
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0802124879. Seller Inventory # Z0802124879ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Leon, Donna
Published by Grove Press
ISBN 10: 0802124879 ISBN 13: 9780802124876
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0802124879. Seller Inventory # Z0802124879ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book