The Golden Egg

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Donna Leon (English Donna Leon ) American writer of Irish-Spanish descent. Born September 28, 1942 in New Jersey. She first came to Italy in 1965. After graduating from university, she moved to Italy, where she continued her education in Perugio and Siena. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the work of Jane Austen. For some time she worked as a guide in Rome, after which she taught English language and literature in Switzerland, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia. Since 1981, she has lived near Venice, where she worked at a branch of the University of Maryland. She taught literature at an American military base in a college program. She has written columns for the London Sunday Times reviewing contemporary detective fiction. Leon`s appeal to the detective began with a joke. After listening to the opera at the Venetian theater "La Fenice", he and his friend were dissatisfied with the German conductor to such an extent that they came to the conclusion that he should have been killed and discussed for a long time how best to do it. This is how the plot of the novel "Death in La Fenice" (1992) was born. By the time of his debut, Leon was 50 years old. The commissioner of the Venetian police Guido Brunetti, who appeared in the novel, became the serial hero of the writer. Death in La Fenice is a theatrical novel. The famous conductor of the opera house, who did not appear on the stage after the second intermission, was found dead in his dressing room. The aroma of almonds still hovers in the air, and this adds novelty not only to a modern detective (after all, poison is more suitable for old mansions, where heirs eager for an immediate division of property are trying to increase their share with the help of this weapon), but also for investigative work. It just so happened that both Brunetti and doctors did not encounter cyanide in practice. Despite the official ranks (by the way, from the novel we learn that the Italian commissioner corresponds only to the European inspector) Brunetti`s investigation proceeds in a classic style. He works almost alone, diligently avoiding the help of narrow-minded subordinates, and the results of his labors serve as the basis for the reputation of his superiors. Another feature of the classical direction is clearly manifested in the finale - Commissioner Brunetti appears before us in the image of Father Brown (often limiting the scope of legislation to independent decisions), which is intended to increase readers` sympathy for the newly born serial hero. Evidence of international recognition Leon - two of the most prestigious awards: the "Silver Dagger" of the British Association of Detective Authors and the Japanese Suntory Award. A series was filmed in Germany with Joachim Krol as a charming commissioner. Her books are most popular in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, but in Italy she is practically unknown and not published, which, according to researchers of Donna Leon`s work, is associated with criticism of the political and social life of this country in her books. This is hardly true, since although Donna Leon positions herself as the author of novels about Italian society and its problems, Italian writers themselves write much more caustically and openly about the vices of their government, the mafia, etc., for example.  Andrea Camilleri . Commissar Brunetti is largely a copy of Commissar Maigret, right down to the constant stories about national dishes that are prepared for the commissar, there is even, like Maigret, a relative of his wife in the province who supplies the commissar`s family with homemade wine. In an interview, Donna Leon stated that she does not like Agatha Christie and other writers who focus exclusively on the murder and its investigation. She is primarily interested in social problems that lead to crimes. León`s strongest hobby is opera, she is the author of the libretto for the comic opera Don Gallina. The writer continues her detective series about Commissioner Brunetti, delighted that the proceeds from the sale of books allow her to satisfy her passion for travel and opera performances. Based on materials from sites - Detective. Declaration of love.

, the writer`s site , Wikipedia Bibliography Series Guido Brunetti - Commissioner Guido Brunetti 1992 - 1.

Death at La Fenice - Death at La Fenice 1993 - 2.

Death in a Strange Country - Death in a Strange Country 1994 - 3.

The Anonymous Venetian (aka Dressed for Death) - Unknown Venetian 1995 - 4.

A Venetian Reckoning (aka Death and Judgment) - Venetian Counting 1996 - 5.

Acqua Alta (aka Death in High Water) - High Water 1997 - 6.

The Death of Faith (aka Quietly in Their Sleep) - The death of faith 1997 - 7.

A Noble Radiance - The honor of the Lorenzoni family 1999 - 8.

Fatal Remedies - A measure of despair 2000 - 9.

Friends in High Places - Friends at the top 2001 - 10.

A Sea of ​​Troubles 2002 - 11.

Wilful Behavior 2003 - 12.

Uniform Justice 2004 - 13.

Doctored Evidence 2005 - 14.

Blood from a Stone 2006 - 15.

Through a Glass Darkly 2007 - 16.

Suffer the Little Children 2008 - 17.

The Girl of His Dreams 2009 - 18.

About Face - Shot in the Face 2010 - 19.

A Question of Belief 2011 - 20.

Drawing Conclusions 2012 - 21.

Beastly Things 2013 - 22.

The Golden Egg 2014 - 23.

By Its Cover 2015 - 24.

Falling in Love 2016 - 25.

The Waters of Eternal Youth 2010 - Brunetti`s Cookbook Novels 2012 - The Jewels of Paradise [b ] Omnibus 2001 - The First Donna Leon Collection 2002 - The Second Donna Leon Collection Non fiction 2010 - At Table with the Brunettis (with Roberta Pianaro) 2011 - Handel`s Bestiary 2012 - Venetian Curiosities 2012 - My Venice and Other Essays 2014 - Gondola

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Donna Leon (English Donna Leon ) American writer of Irish-Spanish descent. Born September 28, 1942 in New Jersey. She first came to Italy in 1965. After graduating from university, she moved to Italy, where she continued her education in Perugio and Siena. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the work of Jane Austen. For some time she worked as a guide in Rome, after which she taught English language and literature in Switzerland, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia. Since 1981, she has lived near Venice, where she worked at a branch of the University of Maryland. She taught literature at an American military base in a college program. She has written columns for the London Sunday Times reviewing contemporary detective fiction. Leon`s appeal to the detective began with a joke. After listening to the opera at the Venetian theater "La Fenice", he and his friend were dissatisfied with the German conductor to such an extent that they came to the conclusion that he should have been killed and discussed for a long time how best to do it. This is how the plot of the novel "Death in La Fenice" (1992) was born. By the time of his debut, Leon was 50 years old. The commissioner of the Venetian police Guido Brunetti, who appeared in the novel, became the serial hero of the writer. Death in La Fenice is a theatrical novel. The famous conductor of the opera house, who did not appear on the stage after the second intermission, was found dead in his dressing room. The aroma of almonds still hovers in the air, and this adds novelty not only to a modern detective (after all, poison is more suitable for old mansions, where heirs eager for an immediate division of property are trying to increase their share with the help of this weapon), but also for investigative work. It just so happened that both Brunetti and doctors did not encounter cyanide in practice. Despite the official ranks (by the way, from the novel we learn that the Italian commissioner corresponds only to the European inspector) Brunetti`s investigation proceeds in a classic style. He works almost alone, diligently avoiding the help of narrow-minded subordinates, and the results of his labors serve as the basis for the reputation of his superiors. Another feature of the classical direction is clearly manifested in the finale - Commissioner Brunetti appears before us in the image of Father Brown (often limiting the scope of legislation to independent decisions), which is intended to increase readers` sympathy for the newly born serial hero. Evidence of international recognition Leon - two of the most prestigious awards: the "Silver Dagger" of the British Association of Detective Authors and the Japanese Suntory Award. A series was filmed in Germany with Joachim Krol as a charming commissioner. Her books are most popular in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, but in Italy she is practically unknown and not published, which, according to researchers of Donna Leon`s work, is associated with criticism of the political and social life of this country in her books. This is hardly true, since although Donna Leon positions herself as the author of novels about Italian society and its problems, Italian writers themselves write much more caustically and openly about the vices of their government, the mafia, etc., for example.  Andrea Camilleri . Commissar Brunetti is largely a copy of Commissar Maigret, right down to the constant stories about national dishes that are prepared for the commissar, there is even, like Maigret, a relative of his wife in the province who supplies the commissar`s family with homemade wine. In an interview, Donna Leon stated that she does not like Agatha Christie and other writers who focus exclusively on the murder and its investigation. She is primarily interested in social problems that lead to crimes. León`s strongest hobby is opera, she is the author of the libretto for the comic opera Don Gallina. The writer continues her detective series about Commissioner Brunetti, delighted that the proceeds from the sale of books allow her to satisfy her passion for travel and opera performances. Based on materials from sites - Detective. Declaration of love. , the writer`s site , Wikipedia Bibliography Series Guido Brunetti - Commissioner Guido Brunetti 1992 - 1. Death at La Fenice - Death at La Fenice 1993 - 2. Death in a Strange Country - Death in a Strange Country 1994 - 3. The Anonymous Venetian (aka Dressed for Death) - Unknown Venetian 1995 - 4. A Venetian Reckoning (aka Death and Judgment) - Venetian Counting 1996 - 5. Acqua Alta (aka Death in High Water) - High Water 1997 - 6. The Death of Faith (aka Quietly in Their Sleep) - The death of faith 1997 - 7. A Noble Radiance - The honor of the Lorenzoni family 1999 - 8. Fatal Remedies - A measure of despair 2000 - 9. Friends in High Places - Friends at the top 2001 - 10. A Sea of ​​Troubles 2002 - 11. Wilful Behavior 2003 - 12. Uniform Justice 2004 - 13. Doctored Evidence 2005 - 14. Blood from a Stone 2006 - 15. Through a Glass Darkly 2007 - 16. Suffer the Little Children 2008 - 17. The Girl of His Dreams 2009 - 18. About Face - Shot in the Face 2010 - 19. A Question of Belief 2011 - 20. Drawing Conclusions 2012 - 21. Beastly Things 2013 - 22. The Golden Egg 2014 - 23. By Its Cover 2015 - 24. Falling in Love 2016 - 25. The Waters of Eternal Youth 2010 - Brunetti`s Cookbook Novels 2012 - The Jewels of Paradise [b ] Omnibus 2001 - The First Donna Leon Collection 2002 - The Second Donna Leon Collection Non fiction 2010 - At Table with the Brunettis (with Roberta Pianaro) 2011 - Handel`s Bestiary 2012 - Venetian Curiosities 2012 - My Venice and Other Essays 2014 - Gondola