Donna Leon is the American born writer of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series set in Venice. The ninth Brunetti novel, Friends in High Places, won the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger. German Television has produced 16 Commissario Brunetti mysteries for broadcast. The 21st novel in the series Beastly Things is due to be published in April 2012. Her books are constantly on the best sellers list.
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