Book Death at La Fenice

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  • Author : Donna Leon
  • Publisher : A Commissario Brunetti Mystery
  • Release : 2022-09-22
  • ISBN : 9781529158304
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read Death at La Fenice PDF, written by Donna Leon and published by A Commissario Brunetti Mystery. This book was released on 2022-09-22 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A splendid series . . . with a backdrop of the city so vivid you can almost smell it.' The Sunday Telegraph Winner of the Suntory Mystery Fiction Grand Prize The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death ... but none so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer, who was poisoned during a performance of La Traviata. Even Commissario of Police, Guido Brunetti, used to the labyrinthine corruptions of the city, is shocked at the number of enemies Wellauer has made on his way to the top - but just how many have motive enough for murder? The beauty of Venice is crumbling. But evil is one thing that will never erode with age. 'What a ripping first mystery, as beguiling and secretly sinister as Venice herself. Sparkling and irresistible.' Rita Mae Brown 'Donna Leon has given fans of subtle, clever and literate mysteries something to cheer about. . . . A wonderful read.' Tony Hillerman

Book Brunetti s Venice

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  • Author : Toni Sepeda
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-05-25
  • ISBN : 144647495X
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read Brunetti s Venice PDF, written by Toni Sepeda and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-05-25 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Visitors to Venice might hope to find a Venetian friend who will guide them through the narrow streets, explaining a bit of history here, a story from his youth there, perhaps grumbling about the tourists, occasionally stopping for a glass of prosecco or to gossip with friends... Brunetti's Venice does all these things as it moves through the famous city with Commissario Guido Brunetti, the much loved Venetian detective of Donna Leon's bestselling novels. Presented as a series of walks through Venice and featuring atmospheric extracts from relevant parts of the novels, it is woven together by a commentary that links Brunetti's emotional and visual responses to places he has known all his life with the inquisitiveness of the visitor. The first walk starts at La Fenice Opera house - where the very first Brunetti novel began - and ends at the iconic Rialto Bridge. Each consequent route weaves interlinking paths through Venice and catches the secrets, sounds, sights and smells of Venice past and present. Along the way we visit Brunetti's favourite eateries around the Rialto bridge, walk with him from his home in San Polo to the Questura in Castello where he works, cut through Piazza San Marco and accompany him on the vaporetti out to more remote parts of Venice. There are reflections on the art and architecture of Venice, as well as the impressions of writers from Shakespeare and Goethe to Thomas Mann and Jan Morris. Enchanting and practically useful, Brunetti's Venice is both a walking guide and an evocative narrative of the life of this most magical city for any Brunetti fan.

Book Death at La Fenice

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  • Author : Donna Leon
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-07-30
  • ISBN : 1448183758
  • Pages : 250 pages

Download or read Death at La Fenice PDF, written by Donna Leon and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A splendid series . . . with a backdrop of the city so vivid you can almost smell it.' The Sunday Telegraph Winner of the Suntory Mystery Fiction Grand Prize The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death ... but none so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer, who was poisoned during a performance of La Traviata. Even Commissario of Police, Guido Brunetti, used to the labyrinthine corruptions of the city, is shocked at the number of enemies Wellauer has made on his way to the top - but just how many have motive enough for murder? The beauty of Venice is crumbling. But evil is one thing that will never erode with age. 'What a ripping first mystery, as beguiling and secretly sinister as Venice herself. Sparkling and irresistible.' Rita Mae Brown 'Donna Leon has given fans of subtle, clever and literate mysteries something to cheer about. . . . A wonderful read.' Tony Hillerman

Book Criminal Moves

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  • Author : Jesper Gulddal
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release : 2019-11-26
  • ISBN : 178962469X
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read Criminal Moves PDF, written by Jesper Gulddal and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2019-11-26 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Criminal Moves is a ground-breaking collection of essays that challenges the distinction between literary and popular fiction and proposes that crime fiction is a genre that constantly violates its own boundaries. Reorienting crime fiction studies towards the mobility of the genre, it has profound ramifications for how we read individual crime stories.

Book The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

Download or read The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction PDF, written by Joyce G. Saricks and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a reference guide to genre fiction, categorizing the literature into fifteen different genres, along with recommendations for the most representative titles and authors that can be found in each group.

Book Bloody Italy

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  • Author : Patricia Prandini Buckler
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2014-02-27
  • ISBN : 078645864X
  • Pages : 207 pages

Download or read Bloody Italy PDF, written by Patricia Prandini Buckler and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-02-27 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These new essays comprise a critical analysis of present-day crime fiction and nonfiction works set in Italy (all of which are available in English). The writers discussed range from Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin to Leonardo Sciascia and Andrea Camilleri. Essays also deal with nonfiction by Roberto Saviano and Douglas Preston. An emerging theme is the corruption of Italian police and judiciary officials and the frustration of officers and politicians trying to work ethically within a flawed system. Many of the works discussed show the struggle of the honest characters to find at least a limited justice for the victims.

Book A Question of Belief

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  • Author : Donna Leon
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 1409099679
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read A Question of Belief PDF, written by Donna Leon and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Leon's books are a joy, and the 19th Venice-based Commissario Brunetti novel is well up to her consistently high standard.' Guardian A Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Bestseller One of Deadly Pleasures Best Novels of the Year __________________________________ As Venice experiences a debilitating heatwave, Commissario Brunetti escapes the city to spend time with his family. For Ispettore Vianello, however, the weather is the last thing on his mind. It appears his aunt has become obsessed with horoscopes and has been withdrawing large amounts of money from the family business. Not knowing what to do, he consults Brunetti and asks permission to trail her. Meanwhile, Brunetti receives a visit from a friend who works at the Commune. It seems that discrepancies have been occurring at the Courthouse involving a judge and an usher with a flawless track record. Intrigued, Brunetti asks Signorina Elettra to find out what she can while he's away. When news reaches Brunetti that the usher from the Courthouse has been viciously murdered, he returns to investigate. But why would someone want a good man dead, and what might his death have to do with the Courthouse discrepancies?

Book Words on Cassette

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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Book Great Women Mystery Writers

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  • Author : Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 0313334285
  • Pages : 335 pages

Download or read Great Women Mystery Writers PDF, written by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2007 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.

Book Handel s Bestiary

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  • Author : Donna Leon
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2011-04-05
  • ISBN : 080219561X
  • Pages : 144 pages

Download or read Handel s Bestiary PDF, written by Donna Leon and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2011-04-05 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New York Times–bestselling author delivers “a real tour de force” celebrating the fauna in Handel’s operas—with original illustrations by Michael Sowa (News—Austria). When acclaimed novelist Donna Leon is not conjuring up tales of crime and corruption in Venice—or appreciating its delicious cuisine—she revels in music. And for Leon, that usually means the work of her favorite composer, George Frideric Handel. Over the years, Leon has noticed that the great musician filled his operas with arias that make reference to animals. Rich in symbolism, the perceived virtues and vices of the lion, bee, nightingale, snake, elephant, and tiger, among others, resonate in his works. Here, Leon draws on her love of Handel and her expertise in medieval bestiaries, illustrated collections of animal stories, to assemble a one of her own—twelve chapters that trace twelve animals through history, mythology, and the Handel arias they inhabit. Each exploration is joined by whimsical original illustrations by German painter Michael Sowa. A fascinating, utterly original book that is “as clever as it is entertaining,” Handel’s Bestiary springs to life with Leon’s knowledge, passion, and wit (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung—Germany).

Book Blood on the Table

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  • Author : Jean Anderson,
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-04-13
  • ISBN : 147663274X
  • Pages : 191 pages

Download or read Blood on the Table PDF, written by Jean Anderson, and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-04-13 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written from a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective, this collection of new essays explores the semiotics of food in the 20th- and 21st-century crime fiction of authors such as Anthony Bourdain, Arthur Upfield, Sara Paretsky, Andrea Camilleri, Fred Vargas, Ruth Rendell, Stieg Larsson, Leonardo Padura, Georges Simenon, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, and Donna Leon. The collection covers a range of issues, such as the provision of intra-, peri- or paratextual recipes, the aesthetics and ethics of food, eating rituals as indications of cultural belonging, and regional, national and supranational identities. It also tackles eating disorders and other seemingly abnormal habits as signs of “Otherness.” Also mentioned are the television productions of the Inspector Montalbano series (1999–ongoing), the Danish-Swedish Bron/Broen (2011, The Bridge), and its remakes The Tunnel (2013, France/UK) and The Bridge (2013, USA).

Book Detecting Women 2

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  • Author : Willetta L. Heising
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 9780964459311
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read Detecting Women 2 PDF, written by Willetta L. Heising and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lists over 3,400 mystery titles written by women in correct series order, as well as more than 600 series detectives created by women and more. Titles are indexed by mystery type and series setting.

Book Books Out Loud

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 3212 pages

Download or read Books Out Loud PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 3212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition

Download or read The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition PDF, written by Neal Wyatt and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Book Words on Cassette 2002

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  • Author : R R Bowker Publishing
  • Publisher : R. R. Bowker
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780835245166
  • Pages : 2466 pages

Download or read Words on Cassette 2002 PDF, written by R R Bowker Publishing and published by R. R. Bowker. This book was released on 2002 with total page 2466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Sequels

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  • Author : Janet Husband
  • Publisher : Amer Library Assn
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780838906965
  • Pages : 704 pages

Download or read Sequels PDF, written by Janet Husband and published by Amer Library Assn. This book was released on 1997 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sequels, the most popular and long-lasting guide to novels in series, returns with greatly expanded series listings. Mysteries continue to be a mainstay, with fantasy, science fiction, and romance listings, plus non-genre fiction selections from authors such as Edward Abbey and Lawrence Durrell. The authors have carefully sifted through a growing group of series to select those most likely to be available in a medium-sized public library, weeding out esoteric, obscure, and less popular series. This classic reference includes hundreds of annotated series, title and subject indexes, and suggestions for reading order. Library professionals will find Answers to the perennial question, "What should I read next?" Guidance on the chronology of a series Easy-to-use tools to identify novels by character, setting, and author The definitive resource for novels in series Including series started since 1989 and updated through 2007, Sequels will be the most complete resource for general readers and library patrons as well as readers' advisors; public, university, and high school reference librarians; acquisition and collection management librarians; and even bookstore staff and book reviewers. The expanded Sequels, 4th edition, will become the RA and reference librarian's resource of choice

Book The Bulletin

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The Bulletin PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: