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Aggressively investigating an American's murder in tranquil Venice despite his superior's order to keep things clean and quiet, Commissario Guido Brunetti finds himself knee-deep in a toxic waste cover-up with political ties. Reprint. NYT. PW.
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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.From AudioFile:
To solve the murder of a young American soldier, commissario of Venice police Guido Brunetti encounters investigational constraints that leave him awed and embittered. Anna Fields's narration resonates with the emotional upheavals Brunetti feels as he conforms to police procedures that leave him stonewalled. Fields cautiously portrays the cast of characters, differentiating each one uniquely. We sense the sinister and innocent via her mediated expression, and appreciate the difficult case Guido Brunetti has undertaken. B.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Chapmans, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008498241
Book Description Chapmans, London, United Kingdom, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good ++. First Edition. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, First Printing of the First British Edition (true first), 268 pages; ex-library copy, spine slanted (but tight in binding), usual library stamps and labels (but no disfiguring card pocket), food stains on approximately 35 pages (piggy people eating while reading, disgusting habit), and a liquid stain (white wine?) to about 15/20 pages; DJ has edge wear including numerous tiny chips and tears, but no labels or stamps, and is bright, clean and attractive in a fresh mylar protector; overall a readable copy of a very scarce edition, but not gift quality. Seller Inventory # 029516
Book Description Chapmans, London , United Kingdom, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good ++. First Edition. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, First Printing of the First British Edition (true first), 268 pages; waterstain to back cover top around spine, tragically made worse by someone's attemp to clean it, thus rubbing through the blue paper to the card cover underneath, light bumps to spine ends and cover corners, book otherwise gently used, all pages very clean and unmarked; DJ also waterstained at same spot, very light edge wear, overall a readable copy of a very scarce edition, but not gift quality. Seller Inventory # 036298
Book Description Chapmans, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Blue Boards with silver lettering to spine. Clean pages and firm binding. Jacket is not price clipped. 1st print. Seller Inventory # 6965
Book Description Chapmans, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Hardback book (good) in dust jacket (good +). Former library book stamped 'withdrawn'. The usual library stickers on the first couple of pages otherwise the pages are unmarked, in very good condition and tightly bound. A small number of minor knocks on the boards which are still square at all corners. No library marks on the jacket. No tears. Not price clipped. I have now fitted the jacket with a brand new removable clear (brodart) cover which not only protects it but also enhances its appearance. Mailed same or next working day. Airmail used for destinations outside UK. Photo of book can be emailed on request. Seller Inventory # mon0000033220
Book Description Chapmans, UK, 1993. Hardback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped. First. The book is ex library and has a lean. It is library bound and ffep is missing. Withdrawn stamp on first title page and library stamp on publishers page. The jacket is bright, clear and unclipped. Now protected in clear sleeve. The second book in the Guido Brunetti series. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Crime Fiction. Seller Inventory # 001722
Book Description Chapmans. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1855920948 1st UK edition,1st printing hardback;both book/DJ are VG+,not price clipped. Seller Inventory # SKU1017435
Book Description Chapmans, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Light wear to covers. Blind stamp to front free endpaper. Text clean and unmarked. The binding is tight and square. Light wear to the dust jacket. Your Satisfaction is guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # 121515058
Book Description Chapmans, London, United Kingdom, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++. First British. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, 268 pages; very gently read with only very light bumps to cover corners and spine ends, ink signature, otherwise very clean and unmarked; DJ has very gentle edge bumping, one immeasurably tiny tear at spine bottom, but very bright, clean and attractive. Seller Inventory # 038809
Book Description Chapmans / Orion, (1993.) dj, London, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1855920948 'First published in Great Britain by Chapmans 1993,' stated on copyright page with no further printings noted. Price intact. No remainder mark. Dust jacket has a couple of tiny (millimeter-sized) nicks along bottom on rear, and some rubbing on rear. Book itself is like new.Dust jacket in a mylar protector. Seller Inventory # 030352