Donna Leon’s Venice

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018.  Donna Leon’s Inspector Brunetti novels need little introduction. These mysteries set in Venice have captivated readers since the first, Death at La Fenice, was released in 1992. Leon, born and bred in New Jersey, took her newly minted PhD in English abroad in the late 1960s, settling…

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