Friends In High Places

Friends In High Places

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 26/02/2009
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Synopsis

'Leon tells the story as if she loves Venice as much as her detective does, warts and all. The plot and subplots unfold elegantly; beauty and the beast march hand in hand, and the result is rich entertainment'Sunday TimesWinner of the Crime Writers Association Macallan Silver Dagger Award for FictionCommissario Guido Brunetti gets into trouble when Franco Rossi, a young bureaucrat, pays him a visit. Rossi is there to determine whether Brunetti's apartment was built with official approval, and when Brunetti is unable to provide any documentation, he faces the prospect of both fines and the dismantling of his home. But when Rossi rings Brunetti at work, clearly scared, and is then found dead, Brunetti is drawn into an investigation that unveils a world of corruption, drug dealing and moneylenders.'All Donna Leon's novels are excellent in their evocation of place, while in Brunetti she has created a character who becomes more real in each book' Evening Standard

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099536581
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 234g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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Friends In High Places
another meeting with Brunetti
I love Donna Leon's Brunettii novels. They are a joy to read, not taxing just really good 'story telling'. In this one Brunetti has a visit from a city bur... READ MORE
book seller
Friends In High Places
Leon on top form...
I have found Donna Leon's novels to be "hit and miss"- they are either exceptional pieces of escapism, embedded in a beautiful Venetian setting, or they ar... READ MORE
D J Smith
Friends In High Places
Bureaucracy and murder
aw-enforcement, family-dynamics, friendship, historic-buildings, murder, murder-investigation, Venice, political-corruption From bureaucratic red tape to ... READ MORE
Janice Tangen