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Death in a Strange Country ***SIGNED***

Donna Leon

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ISBN 10: 0060170085 / ISBN 13: 9780060170080
Published by Harper Collins, NY, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. Fine book in Fine dust jacket. Second Commissario Guido Brunnetti mystery. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 004417

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Title: Death in a Strange Country ***SIGNED***

Publisher: Harper Collins, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st American Edition, 1st Printing.

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A Venice policeman investigating the murder of an American soldier comes up against the Mafia, the government, the U.S. Army, and toxic waste. By the author of Death at La Fenice. National ad/promo.

About the Author:

A New Yorker of Irish/Spanish descent, Donna Leon first went to Italy in 1965, returning regularly over the next decade or so while pursuing a career as an academic in the States and then later in Iran, China and finally Saudi Arabia. It was after a period in Saudi Arabia, which she found ‘damaging physically and spiritually’ that Donna decided to move to Venice, where she has now lived for over twenty years.

Her debut as a crime fiction writer began as a joke: talking in a dressing room in Venice’s opera-house La Fenice after a performance, Donna and a singer friend were vilifying a particular German conductor. From the thought ‘why don’t we kill him?’ and discussion of when, where and how, the idea for Death at La Fenice took shape, and was completed over the next four months.

Donna Leon is the crime reviewer for the London Sunday Times and is an opera expert. She has written the libretto for a comic opera, entitled Dona Gallina. Set in a chicken coop, and making use of existing baroque music, Donna Gallina was premiered in Innsbruck. Brigitte Fassbaender, one of the great mezzo-sopranos of our time, and now head of the Landestheater in Innsbruck, agreed to come out of retirement both to direct the opera and to play the part of the witch Azuneris (whose name combines the names of the two great Verdi villainesses Azucena and Amneris).

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