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The Jewels of Paradise
by Donna Leon


Overview - Internationally praised for her Commissario Guido Brunetti series, Donna Leon s first standalone novel features a widely different but equally compelling sleuth, Caterina Pellegrini. Caterina is a native Venetian, and like so many of them, she s had to leave home to pursue her career.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Internationally praised for her Commissario Guido Brunetti series, Donna Leon s first standalone novel features a widely different but equally compelling sleuth, Caterina Pellegrini. Caterina is a native Venetian, and like so many of them, she s had to leave home to pursue her career. With a doctorate in baroque opera from Vienna, she lands in Manchester, England. Manchester, however, is no Venice. When Caterina gets word of a position back home, she jumps at the opportunity.
The job is an unusual one. After nearly three centuries, two locked trunks, believed to contain the papers of Agostino Steffani, a baroque composer have been discovered. Deeply-connected in religious and political circles, the composer died childless; now two Venetians, descendants of his cousins, each claim inheritance. Caterina s job is to examine any papers found in the trunks to discover Steffani s testamentary disposition of the composer. But when her research takes her in unexpected directions she begins to wonder just what secrets these trunks may hold. From a masterful writer, "The Jewels of Paradise" is a superb novel, a gripping tale of intrigue, music, history and greed."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802120656
  • ISBN-10: 0802120652
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 244
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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