Friends in High Places

Donna Leon

David Colacci (Narrator)

01-01-13

8hrs 53min

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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01-01-13

8hrs 53min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“All Donna Leon’s novels are excellent in their evocation of place, while in Brunetti she has created a character who becomes more real in each book…However, Friends in High Places is by far the best and marks a quantum leap forward.” Evening Standard (London)

Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger in 2000

In Friends in High Places, Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of approval for the building of Brunetti's apartment years before. What began as a red tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is later found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. Brunetti starts an investigation that will take him into the unfamiliar and dangerous areas of drug abuse and loan-sharking, and will reveal, once again, what a difference it makes in Venice to have friends in high places.

Praise

“All Donna Leon’s novels are excellent in their evocation of place, while in Brunetti she has created a character who becomes more real in each book…However, Friends in High Places is by far the best and marks a quantum leap forward.” Evening Standard (London)

“Leon is a skillful plotter…Brunetti is a nicely shaded creation, a moral man who is also all too human. Friends in High Places is a splendid read, clever and provoking.” Observer (London)

Friends in High Places is an elegant police procedural set in beautifully imagined Venice.” Sunday Times (London)

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2012
Release Date January 1, 2013
Number in Series 9
Series Display String The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1356998400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Hard-Boiled, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Donna Leon

Donna Leon is the author of the much-loved, New York Times bestselling series of mystery novels set in Italy featuring Commissario Brunetti. She was named one of the London Times' 50 Greatest Crime Writers. The Brunetti Mysteries have won numerous awards around the world, including the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction, and hsbr been translated into thirty-five languages.

Narrator Bio
David Colacci

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has won numerous Earphones Awards, earned Audie Award nominations, and been included in Best Audio of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. He was a resident actor and director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992.

Overview

Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger in 2000

In Friends in High Places, Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of approval for the building of Brunetti's apartment years before. What began as a red tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is later found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. Brunetti starts an investigation that will take him into the unfamiliar and dangerous areas of drug abuse and loan-sharking, and will reveal, once again, what a difference it makes in Venice to have friends in high places.

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