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Falling in love / Donna Leon.

By: Leon, Donna, 1942- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Leon, Donna, Guido Brunetti: book 24.Description: 264 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781785150005 ; 1785150006.Subject(s): Police -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction | Opera singers -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Americans -- Italy -- Fiction | Stalkers -- Fiction | Venice (Italy) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.Summary: In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon's first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Now, many years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to the illustrious La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. As an opera superstar, Flavia is well acquainted with attention from adoring fans and aspiring singers. But when one anonymous admirer inundates her with bouquets of yellow roses - on stage, in her dressing room and even inside her locked apartment - it becomes clear that this fan has become a potentially dangerous stalker. Distraught, Flavia turns to an old friend for help. Familiar with Flavia's melodramatic temperament, Commissario Brunetti is at first unperturbed by her story, but when another young opera singer is attacked he begins to think Flavia's fears may be justified. In order to keep his friend out of danger, Brunetti must enter the psyche of an obsessive fan and find the culprit before anyone comes to harm.
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In Death at La Fenice , Donna Leon's first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Now, many years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to the illustrious La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca .<br> <br> As an opera superstar, Flavia is well acquainted with attention from adoring fans and aspiring singers. But when one anonymous admirer inundates her with bouquets of yellow roses - on stage, in her dressing room and even inside her locked apartment - it becomes clear that this fan has become a potentially dangerous stalker. Distraught, Flavia turns to an old friend for help. Familiar with Flavia's melodramatic temperament, Commissario Brunetti is at first unperturbed by her story, but when another young opera singer is attacked he begins to think Flavia's fears may be justified. In order to keep his friend out of danger, Brunetti must enter the psyche of an obsessive fan and find the culprit before anyone comes to harm.

In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon's first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Now, many years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to the illustrious La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. As an opera superstar, Flavia is well acquainted with attention from adoring fans and aspiring singers. But when one anonymous admirer inundates her with bouquets of yellow roses - on stage, in her dressing room and even inside her locked apartment - it becomes clear that this fan has become a potentially dangerous stalker. Distraught, Flavia turns to an old friend for help. Familiar with Flavia's melodramatic temperament, Commissario Brunetti is at first unperturbed by her story, but when another young opera singer is attacked he begins to think Flavia's fears may be justified. In order to keep his friend out of danger, Brunetti must enter the psyche of an obsessive fan and find the culprit before anyone comes to harm.

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In his latest outing, Commissario Brunetti (after By Its Cover) investigates a stalking centered on the production of the well-known Puccini opera Tosca. Flavia Petrelli, the fabulous Italian soprano and murder suspect from Leon's first novel, Death at La Fenice, returns to the famed opera house. This time, Flavia is the victim of a stalker who showers her with abundant yellow roses and priceless jewels. Anyone who appears to befriend or protect Flavia becomes as well, with the soprano herself the intended final act. As in previous entries, Brunetti and company highlight excellent detective work in addition to providing clever but perceptive commentary on critical social issues, this time unionization and strikes. Brunetti devotees and avid readers will also savor the passages focusing on Brunetti's spouse, Paola, and her love of reading. Listen should be forewarned that this entry, which is narrated by the gifted David Colacci, ends somewhat abruptly. Verdict Recommend to Leon's fans as well as those who enjoy Louise Penny's Armand Gamache and the long-running Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes-different locales with great detectives. ["Another provocative addition to a fine series, certain to appeal to aficionados of profound literary mysteries": LJ 2/1/15 starred review of the Atlantic Monthly hc.]-Sandra C. Clariday, Tennessee Wesleyan Coll. Lib., Athens © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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28/09/2015

Interesting setting in Venice. Good characterization . Well plotted and exciting. Really good book.

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