Death In A Strange Country

Author: Donna Leon
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555848982
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The New York Times–bestselling series continues with the murder of an American soldier in Venice: “This is definitely an author to watch (Kirkus Reviews). Early one morning, Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice police confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid canal. All clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti the motive of robbery seems altogether too convenient. When something discovered in the victim’s apartment suggests the existence of a high-level conspiracy, Brunetti becomes convinced that somebody, somewhere, is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime. Rich with atmosphere and marvelous plotting, Death in a Strange Country is a superb novel in Donna Leon’s chilling Venetian mystery series. Praise for Donna Leon and the Commissario Brunetti Mysteries “One of the best international crime writers is Donna Leon, and her Commissario Guido Brunetti tales set in Venice are at the apex of continental thrillers.” —Rocky Mountain News “Leon’s books shimmer in the grace of their setting and are warmed by the charm of her characters.” —The New York Times Book Review “Brunetti . . . long ago joined the ranks of the classic fictional detectives.” —Evening Standard “Commissario Brunetti, most charismatic current Euro-cop, uncovers deadly ants’ nest of corruption. A highly accomplished, scary read.” —The Guardian

A Strange Country

Author: Muriel Barbery
Editor: Gallic Books
ISBN: 9781910477786
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Alejandro de Yepes and Jesús Rocamora, young officers in the Spanish regular army, are stationed alone at Castillo when a friendly redhead named Petrus appears out of nowhere. There is something magnetic and deeply mysterious about him. Alejandro and Jesús are bewitched, and, in the middle of the sixth year of the longest war humankind has ever endured, they abandon their post to follow him across a bridge that only he can see. Petrus brings them to a world of lingering fog, strange beings, poetry, music, natural wonders, harmony and extraordinary beauty. This is where the fate of the world and all its living creatures is decided. Yet this world too is under threat. A long battle against the forces of disenchantment is drawing to a climactic close. Will poetry and beauty prevail over darkness and death? And what role will Alejandro and Jesús play? Muriel Barbery's richly imagined new novel, the sequel to The Life of Elves, will transport readers to a lost world exposed to the constant churn of civilisations and remind them of the power of poetry and imagination.

Beastly Things

Author: Donna Leon
Editor: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780143123248
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Commissario Brunetti investigates the death of an animal lover whose decomposed body was found in a Venice canal.

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844458
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Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

A Dumb American In A Strange Country

Author: John Murphy
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600344119
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Murphy, founder of Kind Road Mission in Odessa, Ukraine, presents a practical manual on finding God and His perfect plan for every individual's life. (Christian)

Dying In A Strange Country

Author: Tahira Naqvi
Editor: Tsar Publications
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The linked stories in the collection have a life in the Pakistan community of North America. Set primarily among a large extended famiy from a beloved Lahore, at the center of which is the young and sensitive Conneticut housewife Zenab, the several voices of the stories all converge upon the shaky, though no less exciting and wonderful world of the immigrant. That world is evolving, at times amid protest - as when an aged aunt asks of a suitor, "But is he circumcised?" - and at times in surprising ways but always relentlessly. Guilt walks hand in hand with nostalgia, and desire to stay never completely overcomes that longing to return. But ultimately, as Zenab says, "All is not lost, is it?"

The Holy Bible Translated From The Latin Vulgate The Stereotype Edition

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