Through a Glass, Darkly: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Donna Leon (Author)


On a luminous spring day in Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti and Inspector Vianello play hooky to help get Vianello's friend Marco Ribetti--an environmental activist arrested during a protest against toxic waste being dumped into the city's waters--released from prison. But on the steps of the police headquarters, they come face-to-face with Ribetti's cantankerous father-in-law, who has been overheard making threats against Ribetti. And when the body of a night watchman is at the father-in-law's glass factory next to an annotated copy of Dante's Inferno, Brunetti must find out if there is a connection between this and whoever is ruining the waters of the lagoon.

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Grove Press
Publish Date
June 09, 2015
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Donna Leon is the author of the internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Leon was born in New Jersey and has lived in Venice for thirty years.


"A smart and stylish, fast-paced case of intrigue and corruption, written with wit, affection and authority. . . . Impressive."--Los Angeles Times

"Atmosphere and a sense of place are crucial to any successful series, and few do it better than Donna Leon with her mysteries featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti of Venice. . . . Leon is pitch-perfect as ever."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Masterful. . . . As Brunetti muses on crime, humanity and Dante's Inferno . . . the city's famous glass-making industry and daily life in the Venetian backstreets come gently to life."--Time Out