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Friday, July 29, 2011

Fatal Remedies

Donna Leon, who lived in Venice for thirty years, has long been a favorite author of mine. Her series features Commissario Brunetti, a detective with the Venetian police department. Not only is each of Donna Leon's mysteries intriguing, but we're given a glimpse into family life in Venice when we're introduced to his wife and two children. In Fatal Remedies, Guido Brunetti's wife, Paola, takes it upon herself to right the wrongs of a local travel agency with dire consequences. Venice is my favorite city and so I loved the descriptions of the quaint streets, flowing canals, shops and coffee houses. The series doesn't need to be read in order to enjoy each book.
1.      Death at La Fenice (1992)

2.      Death in a Strange Country (1993)
3.      The Anonymous Venetian (1994) aka Dressed for Death
4.      A Venetian Reckoning (1995) aka Death and Judgment
5.      Acqua Alta (1996) aka Death in High Water
6.      The Death of Faith (1997) aka Quietly in Their Sleep
7.      A Noble Radiance (1997)
8.      Fatal Remedies (1999)
9.      Friends in High Places (2000)
10.  A Sea of Troubles (2001)
11. Wilful Behaviour (2002)
12.  Uniform Justice (2003)
13.  Doctored Evidence (2004)
14.  Blood from a Stone (2005)
15.  Through a Glass, Darkly (2006)
16.  Suffer the Little Children (2007)
17.  The Girl of His Dreams (2008)
18.  About Face (2009)
19.  A Question of Belief (2010)
20.  Drawing Conclusions (2011)
I received this book through Paperback Swap


K9friend said...

Wow! Donna Leon is one prolific writer! Sounds like I need to put her on my list.


Dorte H said...

I have only read one of her books yet (in Danish translation), but I can see I´ll have to try her in English at some point. So many fans can hardly be wrong :)

Helen Ginger said...

That's a long series. Congratulations to Leon for writing so well that the series goes on and on.

Teresa aka Journaling Woman said...

Look at that list. Amazing!

Shabby Friends said...

I need help. What was the title of the book set in Venice during the Renaissance. It was about a girl who had a torrid affair with the family's hired artist. She ends up living in a convent sporting a very provocative snake tatoo. I read it just a few months ago. Wonderful.
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Anonymous said...

Great review. I will read more of Donna Leon's mysteries, especially Fatal Remedies, because of your review.