Leon, Donna

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Unto Us a Son Is Given

Ideal for aficionados of Louise Penny's Kingdom of the Blind. [See Prepub Alert, 10/1/18.]
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Earthly Remains

Leon remains at the top of her game, but those who have exhausted her repertoire may turn to the entertaining and reflective series of Andrea Camilleri, Martin Walker, Colin Cotterill, and Louise Penny. ["Longtime fans of this long-running series will find many of their favorite elements in this latest worthy entry: Venice architecture and food, rampant corruption, and a patient yet more world-weary Brunetti":LJ Xpress Reviews 3/3/17 review of the Atlantic hc.]
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Earthly Remains

Longtime fans of this long-running series will find many of their favorite elements in this latest worthy entry: Venice architecture and food, rampant corruption, and a patient yet more world-weary Brunetti, who continues to bear witness to the many crimes of our modern age. [See Prepub Alert, 10/17/16.]
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The Waters of Eternal Youth: A Commisaario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Surprisingly, Leon has crafted a crime novel both more complex and less dark than his usual offerings. In fact, the book ends not only optimistically but affirmatively. Perfect for readers who enjoy Andrea Camilleri's Italian mysteries. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/15.]
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By Its Cover

This entry seemed to end a bit abruptly—are listeners meant to anxiously await the next in the series? Recommended for fans of the series and those who love Venice. ["In addition to series fans, it will appeal to readers looking for a well-plotted story matched with just enough details of life in one of the world's most beautiful locations," read the review of the Atlantic Monthly hc, LJ 3/1/14.]
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Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

This is a dark novel with an ironic title that resonates on multiple levels. In particular, it explores the nature of love—and hate—in a manner that will haunt readers well after they have finished the book. Another provocative addition to a fine series, certain to appeal to aficionados of profound literary mysteries such as Louise Penny's How the Light Gets In. [See Prepub Alert, 10/27/14.]
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By Its Cover

This entry seemed to end a bit abruptly—are listeners meant to anxiously await the next in the series? Recommended for fans of the series and those who love Venice. ["In addition to series fans, it will appeal to readers looking for a well-plotted story matched with just enough details of life in one of the world's most beautiful locations," read the review of the Atlantic Monthly hc, LJ 3/1/14.]
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By Its Cover

Series fans will delight in the usual snippets of daily life in a historic city, brief asides about the universality of corruption and humanity's venality, and several mouthwatering meals. In addition to series fans, it will appeal to readers looking for a well-plotted story matched with just enough details of life in one of the world's most beautiful locations. [See Prepub Alert, 9/1/13; library marketing.]
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The Golden Egg

Recommended to those who enjoy mysteries set in unusual settings with great characters, such as Louise Penny's "Armand Gamache" series. [The Atlantic hc was a New York Times best seller.—Ed.]

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