Beastly Things

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Beastly Things

By Donna Leon

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143123248, 296pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013

From the author of "The Waters of Eternal Youth," twenty-first Commissario Brunetti mystery and Donna Leon's biggest "New York Times" bestseller yet
It's no wonder that Donna Leon's latest mystery debuted on the "New York Times" bestseller list at number ten. The series's tantalizing crimes, Venetian setting, and much-loved commissario are a winning combination that continues to earn critical acclaim and a growing readership around the globe.

In "Beastly Things, " Leon lives up to her reputation as a writer unafraid to address the corruption underlying La Serenissima's outward beauty."" When an unidentified murder victim winds up in a canal, Brunetti travels beyond his usual sphere to find the connection between the dead man and a local slaughterhouse.

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.