Friends in High Places

By Donna Leon
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143117063, 255pp.)

Publication Date: December 29, 2009

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The winner of the Crime Writers Association Macallan Silver Dagger?available for the first time in the United States
Donna Leon's sophisticated Commissario Brunetti series has won her legions of fans over the years. In "Friends in High Places," Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of official approval for the building of Brunetti's apartment years before. What began as a red tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. Brunetti starts an investigation that will take him into unfamiliar and dangerous areas of Venetian life, and will reveal, once again, what a difference it makes to have friends in high places.



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.
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