Signed first US (true first) edition of Leon's fifth Commissario Brunetti mystery. Venice is a major character in all of Leon's books, and this title is one of the most atmospheric. Signed directly to title page. Bookseller Inventory # 0809280004
Synopsis: Venice detective Guido Brunetti swings into action when the curator of Venice's most prestigious museum turns up dead, bludgeoned by a priceless artifact, and American archaelogist Brett Lynch, a close friend, narrowly escapes the killer
Review: An American living near Venice, Donna Leon has crafted an imaginative series of mysteries set in the waterborne city, all starring police detective Guido Brunetti. In this, the fifth installment, Brunetti sets out to investigate an assault on an American archeologist who herself is investigating a museum exhibition of Chinese antiquities. The moods of Venice and the reflections of the canny, emotional detective are the most affecting qualities of the book.
Title: Acqua Alta
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. first edition mystery, featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, set in Venice, remainder mark on bottom edge, else fine in fine dustjacket, book is tight and unread, in protective mylar cover, signed by author on title page Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Remainder. Seller Inventory # 001027
Book Description Harper Collins, NY, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st American Edition, 1st Printing. First American Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. Near Fine book with bruised spine ends in Near Fine dust jacket. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Signed by Author on Full Title Page. Seller Inventory # 004414