The Jewels of Paradise

Product Number: EB00640629
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9780802120632
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Donna Leon has won heaps of critical praise and legions of fans for her best-selling mystery series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. With The Jewels of Paradise, Leon takes readers beyond the world of the Venetian Questura in her first standalone novel. Caterina Pellegrini 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 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 enclosed papers to discover the "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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Author(s): Donna Leon
Genre: Mystery
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2012

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Author(s): Donna Leon
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number DD4335
Released: Oct 02, 2012
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Publisher: AudioGo
ISBN: #9781620644867
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Author(s): Donna Leon
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number Z100031750
Released: Oct 02, 2012
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ISBN: #9780792795049

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