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Bel Canto : Donna Leon - "Death at La Fenice" (Commissario Guido Brunetti # 1)

(Picked up mostly for Italian inspiration.) Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti books are  a long-running cozy series set largely in Venice. The debut, “Death at La Fenice,” finds the likable Brunetti, (who’s practically a transplanted… 112 more words


Visit Venice with Commissario Guido Brunnetti

A few years ago when living off and on near Frankfurt I was introduced to Commissario Guido Brunnetti and his struggles against crime in Venice. It’s difficult to miss a meeting or two with Guido over there as German TV has at last count – filmed twenty two episodes of American Author Donna Leon’s popular novels. 601 more words

Out And About

Clinging to Your Stocks and Bonds*

The ‘Roaring 20s’ came to a screeching halt in late October, 1929 with the crash of major stock markets. That crash was one of the main factors that led to the Great Depression of the 1930s, and, at least in the U.S., to fundamental changes in banking and stock market laws. 930 more words

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Sangre en los estantes, de Paco Camarasa

Sospecho que Sangre en los estantes, del reconocido experto en literatura noir Paco Camarasa,  va a ser un libro del que más de uno se preguntará que será más “negro”  si el título o su autor.   222 more words


So It's #NationalReadABookDay

So I hear it’s #NationalReadABookDay and while that is basically an everyday occurrence at my house, at least there’s ONE day that’s devoted to it in a hashtag.   39 more words


Donna Leon - Commissario Brunetti series

I was in a library and I was looking for some books to read. I went to the criminal section and found these ones. Donna Leon is the author of the international best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti serries. 336 more words