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Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5)
Acqua Alta - Guido Brunetti, Bk 5
Author: Donna Leon
Venice braces for the onslaught of acqua alta -- the rising waters from torrential rain. But Brunetti has his own problems, beginning with the savage beating of an old friend. When a man’'s body is discovered, Brunetti must wade through the chaos to solve one of his deadliest cases.
ISBN-13: 9780142004968
ISBN-10: 0142004960
Publication Date: 8/31/2004
Pages: 387
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 98 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Beanbean avatar reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
I only discovered Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti series earlier this year and I'm glad I did. These books will bring you right to the heart of Venice and allow you to prowl the canals alongside Brunetti. In her writing, Leon can be a bit wordy but she is good with words. I recommend this book and this series to anyone who likes thoughtful, well-written mysteries.
reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on + 366 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
In contemporary Venice police commissioner Guido Brunetti must solve a murder that involves the world of stolen art and artifacts. Wonderfully drawn characters of victims, perps and police
quilty45 avatar reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on + 100 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The backdrop is Venice during the winter rains when the "acqu alta" occurs----the water rises from the canals into streets and buildings.
First Donna Leon book I've read and I liked it very much.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Guido Brunetti books are so enjoyable, and Acqua Alta presents a new view of the seasonal difficulties of living in Venice (high tides). Donna Leon not only writes a good detective story, but better than that, she gives such a wonderful perspective of what it is to live in Italy. I love learning of the historical cultural differences throughout Europe.
reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on + 317 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Fast paced mystery set in Venice with Commissario Guido Bruetti. Very good.
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reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on
This is a well crafted mystery loaded with interesting information about Italy and particularly Venice. Dona Leon is a mystery writer who keeps you turning the pages. Rather than filling the narrative with vivid details of the blood and guts of violet crime, you will instead be privy to the unfolding details of detective work, rich with the inner musings of Guido Brunetti as he comments on everything from ecology, and social commentary to psychological processes.
reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on
Leon rises to the top again.
reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on + 9 more book reviews
Another good book in Leon's series about a police commissioner in modern day Venice. Love the locale details. Especially enjoy his interviews, in which he allows long silences to get the person to talk more. Funny scenes with his boss. Nice domestic scenes with family. Mystery & murder without the mayhem.
ATraveler avatar reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on + 193 more book reviews
This is one of my favorite Donna Leon books. She has brought back the characters from her first book -- The Singer and her 'friend' Brett, the American -- and really 'fleshed' them out. The story centers around Brett and her work with ancient Chinesse porcelain. Once again the bad guys don't necessarily see the inside of a jail but in the end got their 'due'. I hope we see them in future stories.
SusanG avatar reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on + 41 more book reviews
One of the best of Donna Leon's excellent Brunetti series. Her interesting plot and thoughtful characters give armchair travelers a view of Venice, Italy from the inside.

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reviewed Acqua Alta (Guido Brunetti, Bk 5) on + 4 more book reviews
Any book by Donna Leon is exceptional including this one in particular


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