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by Donna LEON

Death in a Strange Country. Friends in High Places. William heinemann: london.

Death in a Strange Country. First published in the United Kingdom in 2002 by William Heinemann.

Placing a sheet of paper on his desk, she couldn’t prevent a smile from crossing her face. Here it is, sir. Only the number was written in her book; no name. READ BOOK: Wilful Behaviour by Donna Leon online free. You can read book Wilful Behaviour by Donna Leon in our library for absolutely free.

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Wilful Behaviour begins with an explosion. The explosion came at breakfast. Brunetti's position as a commissario of police, though it made for the possibility of explosion more likely than it would be for the average citizen, did not make the setting any less strange

Wilful Behaviour begins with an explosion. Brunetti's position as a commissario of police, though it made for the possibility of explosion more likely than it would be for the average citizen, did not make the setting any less strange. The location, however, was related to Brunetti's personal situation as.

When one of his wife’s Paola’s students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it.

Willful Behavior (Paperback). Published August 31st 2010 by Penguin Books. Wilful Behaviour (Commissario Brunetti, Published February 26th 2009 by Arrow. Paperback, 368 pages. Paperback, 310 pages. Author(s): Donna Leon. ISBN: 0143117580 (ISBN13: 9780143117582). ISBN: 0099536625 (ISBN13: 9780099536628).

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Donna Leon has won many awards for her books including the Suntory Mystery Fiction Grand Prize for her first novel Death at La Fenice, the Golden Book Award from the Austrian Booksellers Association, the International Deutscher Krimi Preis, 3rd place, for Dressed for Death, the CWA Silver Dagger Award for Friends in High Places, the Chorine – International Book Prize for Willful Behaviour

Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series.

Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher.

wilful misconduct - UK US UK (US willful misconduct) noun HR, LAW intentional bad behaviour by a person . Donna Leon (TV series) - Donna Leon Country of origin Germany Donna Leon is a German television series about the books of Donna Leon.

wilful misconduct - UK US UK (US willful misconduct) noun HR, LAW intentional bad behaviour by a person or group in a position of authority: The investigation led to formal accusations of willful misconduct against two colleague. inancial and business terms. It is produced since 2000 from the ARD in Germany. They also show this TV series in Spain.

Signed. Light wear to tips, corners and edges of book and priced jacket which shows rubbing; pages browning as usual with these Heinemann editions. True first edition. Signed by the author on the title pageThe eleventh Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery set in Venice. First printing, full number line. "Above all, Brunetti is a careful reader, of people, of places, of situations, and he never stops at surface meanings. That's why we bookish types adore him the way we do.." Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. 5Col17
Donna Leon is the best. I am astonished to have gotten to these Inspector Guido Brunetti so late in a life in which mysteries play a large role; I admit to someone mentioning her ten years ago. Without rival, the best. Each one of these has different strengths and weaknesses. Overall, Brunetti shares his marvelous family (with a wife who teaches Henry James), his cynical co-office workers, his dreary boss, who is concerned about image and personal accomplishment. Before reading Leon, I thought I loved Bosch, Lyncoln Ryme, Alex Cross, and many others. BUt Guido gives us not only his wonderful, cynical, honest and intensely -on the path to truth-Brunetti, but also his Venice, the same magnificent historically present Venice in each book, where we learn a little more about urban issues, challenges, problems and the ways of its residents--against the onslaught of tourist visitors seasonally. You cannot go wrong with any in this series.
All of Donna Leon's Guido Brunetti books rate 5 Stars from me. Guido's sleuthing and resolution of one or more crimes is a recurrent theme that shares the limelight with Guido and Elettra Zorzi's deft handling of Vice Questora Patta and lieutenant . Guido's meandering through the streets introduces one to many of the wonderful Palaces, Churches, hospitals, neighborhoods, that make Venice the world class city we know today and its magnificent history. We are introduced to Murano, Burano, Sant Erasmo and other adjacent islands, as well as Mestre and the mainland north and west of the city. Food!! If one is interested in Italian food, each book describes the fresh food that is brought home to cook, and a number of Italian dishes that Paola prepares. For further exploration of these dishes, Donna Leon's cook book might be just the thing. Add in discussions of local and national politics and the whole is a sumptuous feast for the senses. Thank you Donna!!
Totally enjoyable 2002 episode in the Brunetti series with ample portions of all that we most love about it: running observations on the city of Venice; frequent dialogue between Brunetti and wife, Paolo; full participation by Signorina Elettra; an intricate plot; inclusion of juicy bits about art treasures; an insightful running account of WWII Italian history; plenty of moral indignation and social commentary about the state of Italian institutions, American eating habits and physical condition and an ending that produces a modicum of justice.

In sum, a fine read that will please first timers to the series as well as the stalwarts who haven't missed a single one. One caution: "Willful Behavior" is a 2010 reprint of the 2002 original and is, therefore, not a new book. It may have been published originally in the UK under a different title.
Swift Summer
As always in Donna Leon's novels, a murder mystery has a Hero in inspector Brunetti, whose humanity contrasts with the corruption that is commonplace in beautiful Venice, but is also intermixed with the good in its beauty and family life. The dark side of the culture where greed and duplicity lurk, result in the chain of events culminating in the murders, which Brunetti and his intrepid and ingenious Secretary are called upon to solve. It is this understanding of complex human emotions, and the society in which he lives, which define Brunetti,s skill. These novels are true to life. Like all true masters they achieve their insights while also captivating the reader in its thrall. This is entertainment of the highest level.
There is nothing wrong with this mystery novel. The characters are clearly drawn, the mystery perfectly adequate, and yet I just couldn't make myself care. I enjoyed the interjection of Italian words and setting. There were the usual typos found in some Kindle books, but that wasn't enough to put me off. I think it boils down to the fact that the book felt like I was watching it unfold from a great distance like a film with great potential and B actors. I wasn't in the midst of events nor in the inner workings and struggles of the characters. Emotional connection was just missing. It has much to recommend it and others might find it compelling and engrossing. You might want to give it a try.
I am a fan of Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti's police history series of books having read the majority of them thus far. I like the subplots of the life of his familyshe took me around the streets of Venice again and with family and going around the streets of Venice Italy. Willful behavior is a good story. The focus is on Claudia Leonardo and her questionable grandfather's past. I like the way Ms. Leon brings Brunetti's wife Paoloa into the murder mystery. When Paola's young student Claudia is murdered brunettes he investigates its and uncovers shocking details about the grandfathers passed tied to Nazi collaboration during the second world war the very few Italians want to remember. Historically it's an interesting read and will keep you guessing throughout.
Wilful Behavior is among my favorite of Donna Leon's Brunetti series. She has a wonderful way of weaving Italian history and commentary on the very Italian-ness of her characters. In this novel, some of the greed and plunder of the spoils of World War II are at the core of the development of the case. Too, we find out more details of the mysterious past of Paola's father, the count. In each book, the main characters reveal more of themselves. Vianello, for instance, is being fleshed out much more and even Brunetti is impressed as he discovers the sympathetic nature of his favorite. A wonderful story of love, respect, and honor. Five stars from me.
I found this to be one of the better Donna Leon tales in that it was never obvious where we would end up.Characters were well developed with some displaying complexity. To learn about the still lingering nostalgia for the Mussolini days by the veterans was very interesting and worrying. Particularly as the present ultra right wing tendencies in Europe will need to be watched and countered. Leon's descriptions of the layers of Venetian and Italian bureaucracy and self interest are most interesting. Not a good place to live without connections and money.
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