The Usual Suspects
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Friday • May 26 • 7pm
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Crime is almost entirely nonexistent in the beautiful and serene city of Venice, but that fact doesn't stop the murder of world-renowned German conductor Helmut Wellauer. Poisoned two acts into a performance of La Traviata, he leaves police commissario Guido Brunetti with not one suspect, but many. In addition to his coolly indifferent, much younger wife and the many music industry peer offended by his homophobia, Brunetti also finds himself investigating Wellauer's Nazi sympathies and a trio of singing sisters from days pastone now destitute, one dead, and the last missing.
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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. Leon has received both the CWA Macallon Silver Dagger for Fiction and the German Corrine Prize for her novels featuring Commisario Guido Brunetti. She lives in Venice.
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