Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Title: Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author: Donna Leon
Set in Venice, this is the first of Leon’s novels with detective Guido Brunetti, who, while solving the mystery, introduces the reader to Venetian culture.
There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely beautiful floating city of mystery and magic, history and decay. But the evil that does occasionally rear its head is the jurisdiction of Guido Brunetti, the suave, urbane vice-commissario of police and a genius at detection. Now all of his admirable abilities must come into play in the deadly affair of Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who died painfully from cyanide poisoning during an intermission at La Fenice.But as the investigation unfolds, a chilling picture slowly begins to take shape—a detailed portrait of revenge painted with vivid strokes of hatred and shocking depravity. And the dilemma for Guido Brunetti will not be finding a murder suspect, but rather narrowing the choices down to one …