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Death at La Fenice 2

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Donna Leon

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Ryan March 27th, 2007 07:27 AM PST

This American author has lived in Venice for a number of years. Her knowledge of the city is incredible and it shows through her writing. I feel transported to the city with each book and feel like I know the characters intimately. I only wish they would invite me for one of their meals.

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Donna Leon has lived in Venice for many years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, England, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed, most recently 'Friends in High Places', which won the 'Crime Writers' Association Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction.

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