About Face

About Face Cover

About Face

By Donna Leon

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143116592, 278pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2010

From the acclaimed author of "The Waters of Eternal Youth," the eighteenth enthralling installment of "one of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever" ("The Washington Post")
The Publication of each Commissario Brunetti mystery is an event anticipated by Donna Leon's many readers. In "About Face," she returns with a dazzling mystery that puts Brunetti's own family at risk. Soon after meeting Franca Marinello, the wife of a wealthy Venetian businessman, Brunetti comes across her name in his investigation of a trucking company owner found murdered in his offices. Though charmed by Franca's love of Virgil and Cicero, he must now unravel her connection to the Carabinieri's prime suspect. As Brunetti delves into the murder, he comes face to face with violence and corruption as dangerous as he's ever seen. "About Face" is Donna Leon at her finest.

About the Author
Donna Leon has written four previous Guido Brunetti novels, Death and Judgment, Dressed for Death, Death in a Strange Country, and Death at La Fenice, which won the Suntory Prize for the best suspense novel of 1991. She teaches English at the University of Maryland extension at a U.S. Air Force base near Venice Italy, where she has lived for over twenty years.