Morte no teatro La Fenice

Editora Companhia das Letras

Morte no Teatro La Fenice é o primeiro livro publicado no Brasil de uma série que já está no quinto episódio, com o charmoso comissário Guido Brunetti à frente das investigações em intrigantes histórias policiais. Brunetti, funcionário exemplar da polícia de Veneza, tem instinto infalível, agilidade na ação e gentileza no trato com vivos e mortos, características que o tornam um concorrente à altura dos grandes personagens no gênero. Neste livro (Prêmio Suntory de melhor romance policial em 1992), Brunetti investiga o caso do grande maestro Wellauer, encontrado morto em seu camarim no Teatro La Fenice, logo depois de reger o primeiro ato de uma das óperas mais emocionantes que já foram compostas: La Traviata, de Verdi. O comissário se vê imediatamente confrontado com uma trinca que lhe dá o que pensar: uma jovem esposa, uma soprano extraordinária e mentirosa e um diretor de teatro homossexual que havia tido uma discussão com o maestro pouco antes do crime. Perplexo, Guido Brunetti se pergunta quem deteve para sempre o mais eloquente gesto da música no Ocidente.
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About the author

Nasceu em New Jersey, em 1942. Depois de uma temporada de estudos em Perúgia e Siena, em 1981 radicou-se na Itália. É professora de literatura inglesa e norte-americana na extensão da Universidade de Maryland em Veneza.
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Publisher
Editora Companhia das Letras
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Published on
Dec 8, 2000
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9788543800110
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Language
Portuguese
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
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In the twenty-seventh novel in Donna Leon's bestselling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences

The memorable characters and Venetian drama that have long captivated Donna Leon’s many readers are on full display in The Temptation of Forgiveness. Surprised, if not dismayed, to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more consequentially by the appearance of a friend of his wife’s, fearful that her son is using drugs and hopeful Brunetti can somehow intervene. When Tullio Gasparini, the woman’s husband, is found unconscious and with a serious brain injury at the foot of a bridge in Venice after midnight, Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy’s behavior. But the truth, as Brunetti has experienced so often, is not straightforward.

As the twenty-seventh novel unfolds in Donna Leon’s exquisite chronicle of Venetian life in all its blissful and sordid aspects, Brunetti pursues several false and contradictory leads while growing ever more impressed by the intuition of his fellow Commissario, Claudia Griffoni, and by the endless resourcefulness and craftiness of Signorina Elettra, Patta’s secretary and gate-keeper. Exasperated by the petty bureaucracy that constantly bedevils him and threatens to expose Signorina Elettra, Brunetti is steadied by the embrace of his own family and by his passion for the classics. This predilection leads him to read Sophocles’ Antigone, and, in its light, consider the terrible consequences to which the actions of a tender heart can lead.
Nearly twenty years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992’s Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon’s novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption. This internationally acclaimed, bestselling series is widely considered one of the best ever written, and Atlantic Monthly Press is thrilled to be publishing the twentieth installment, Drawing Conclusions, this spring.

Late one night, Brunetti is called away from dinner to investigate the death of a widow in her modest apartment. Though there are some signs of a struggle, the medical examiner rules that she died of a heart attack. It seems there is nothing for Brunetti to investigate. But he can’t shake the feeling that something or someone may have triggered her heart attack, that perhaps the woman was threatened. Conversations with the woman’s son, her upstairs neighbor, and the nun in charge of the old-age home where she volunteered, do little to satisfy Brunetti’s nagging curiosity. With the help of Inspector Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra, perhaps Brunetti can get to the truth and find some measure of justice.

Insightful and emotionally powerful, Drawing Conclusions reaffirms Donna Leon’s status as one of the masters of literary crime fiction.
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