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The Jewels of Paradise, Leon, Donna
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Author Name    Leon, Donna

Title   The Jewels of Paradise

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   Stated First Edition

Publisher    Atlantic Monthly Press 2012

ISBN Number    0802120644 / 9780802120649

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   AD19806A

Slight slant to right; Signed on special signing page that reads "This first edition of 'The Jewels of Paradise' has been graciously signed by the author." and the signature below. Makes a great gift! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author

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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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