Donna Leon Quietly in Their Sleep

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Quietly in Their Sleep

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Donna Leon's mastery of plot, her understanding of Venetian manners and mores, and above all her philosophical, unfailingly decent protagonist have made the Commissario Brunetti mysteries bestsellers around the world, including an ever-growing American audience. In The Death of Faith, Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who is leaving her convent following the unexpected death of five patients. At first Brunetti?s inquiries reveal nothing amiss, and he wonders whether the nun is simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation. But perhaps she has stumbled onto something very real and very sinister?something that puts her life in imminent danger.

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Praise for "Quietly in Their Sleep"
"Brunetti is the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret. . . . He is a decent man [who achieves] a quiet heroism."--"Philadelphia Inquirer"
"[Leon] offers a fresh, exhilarating take on that ambiguous city, with its labyrinthine alleyways and politics, its glamour, its grottiness. . . . An intelligent, satisfying crime novel."--"Sunday Times" (UK)
Praise for Donna Leon:
"Leon's books shimmer in the grace of their setting and are warmed by the charm of their characters."--"New York Times Book Review"
"No one is more graceful and accomplished than Leon."--"Washington Post"
"Intelligent and deeply satisfying mysteries. . . . The Venetian detective has reached . . . iconic status."--"Seattle Times"

Praise for "Quietly in Their Sleep"
Brunetti is the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenon s Inspector Maigret. . . . He is a decent man [who achieves] a quiet heroism. "Philadelphia Inquirer"
[Leon] offers a fresh, exhilarating take on that ambiguous city, with its labyrinthine alleyways and politics, its glamour, its grottiness. . . . An intelligent, satisfying crime novel. "Sunday Times" (UK)
Praise for Donna Leon:
Leon s books shimmer in the grace of their setting and are warmed by the charm of their characters. "New York Times Book Review"
No one is more graceful and accomplished than Leon. "Washington Post"
Intelligent and deeply satisfying mysteries. . . . The Venetian detective has reached . . . iconic status. "Seattle Times""

Praise for Quietly in Their Sleep

"Brunetti is the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret. . . . He is a decent man [who achieves] a quiet heroism."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"[Leon] offers a fresh, exhilarating take on that ambiguous city, with its labyrinthine alleyways and politics, its glamour, its grottiness. . . . An intelligent, satisfying crime novel."--Sunday Times (UK)

Praise for Donna Leon:

"Leon's books shimmer in the grace of their setting and are warmed by the charm of their characters."--New York Times Book Review

"No one is more graceful and accomplished than Leon."--Washington Post

"Intelligent and deeply satisfying mysteries. . . . The Venetian detective has reached . . . iconic status."--Seattle Times

About the Author:

A New Yorker of Irish/Spanish descent, Donna Leon first went to Italy in 1965, returning regularly over the next decade or so while pursuing a career as an academic in the States and then later in Iran, China and finally Saudi Arabia. It was after a period in Saudi Arabia, which she found ‘damaging physically and spiritually’ that Donna decided to move to Venice, where she has now lived for over twenty years.

Her debut as a crime fiction writer began as a joke: talking in a dressing room in Venice’s opera-house La Fenice after a performance, Donna and a singer friend were vilifying a particular German conductor. From the thought ‘why don’t we kill him?’ and discussion of when, where and how, the idea for Death at La Fenice took shape, and was completed over the next four months.

Donna Leon is the crime reviewer for the London Sunday Times and is an opera expert. She has written the libretto for a comic opera, entitled Dona Gallina. Set in a chicken coop, and making use of existing baroque music, Donna Gallina was premiered in Innsbruck. Brigitte Fassbaender, one of the great mezzo-sopranos of our time, and now head of the Landestheater in Innsbruck, agreed to come out of retirement both to direct the opera and to play the part of the witch Azuneris (whose name combines the names of the two great Verdi villainesses Azucena and Amneris).

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