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

Title   The Jewels of Paradise

Binding   Softcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Grove Press 2012

ISBN Number    0802120652 / 9780802120656

Seller ID   AD20397A

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!

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Internationally praised for her Commissario Guido Brunetti series, Donna Leon's first standalone novel features a widely different but equally compelling sleuth, Caterina Pellegrini. Caterina 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 Agostino Steffani, 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 papers found in the trunks to discover Steffani's "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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