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About Face by Donna Leon

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Also by Donna Leon:

Wandering through Life, September 2023
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So Shall You Reap, March 2023
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The Waters of Eternal Youth, March 2016
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By Its Cover, May 2014
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The Golden Egg, March 2013
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Beastly Things, April 2012
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A Question Of Belief, April 2011
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About Face, April 2009
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Death at La Fenice, August 2007
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About Face
Donna Leon


Commissario Guido Brunetti #18
Atlantic Monthly Press
April 2009
On Sale: April 1, 2009
272 pages
ISBN: 0802118968
EAN: 9780802118967
Hardcover
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Mystery

Donna Leon’s eighteen novels have won her countless fans, heaps of critical acclaim, and a place among the top ranks of international crime writers. Through the warm-hearted, perceptive, and principled Commissario Guido Brunetti, Leon’s best-selling books have explored Venice in all its aspects: history, tourism, high culture, food, family, but also violent crime and political corruption.

In About Face, Leon returns to one of her signature subjects: the environment, which has reached a crisis in Italy. Incinerators across the south of Italy are at full capacity, burning who-knows-what and releasing unacceptable levels of dangerous air pollutants, while in Naples, enormous garbage piles grow in the streets. In Venice, with the polluted waters of the canals and a major chemical complex across the lagoon, the issue is never far from the fore.
Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti’s work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he’s seen before.

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3 comments posted.

Re: About Face

I'd love to win a signed copy of this book. The excerpt is great.
Lorraine
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(Lorraine Larose 6:48pm September 4, 2009)

Enjoyed the excerpt, very interesting! looks like a great read!
(
JoAnn White 11:04am September 5, 2009)

Donna is such a popular author but I have yet to try her books.This her eighteenth book and I wish her many more!
(
Diane Sadler 8:55pm September 5, 2009)

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