Looking over my blog and Tweets, I realized I was giving away the answers to the mystery author challenges in the titles of the posts. I’ll only reveal the names in the posts from now on.


The mystery author from Whodunit Challenge 4 was Donna Leon.

mystery author Donna leon

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Donna Leon’s books, starting from Death at La Fenice, feature Commissario Guido Brunetti who investigates crimes in and around Venice, Italy. The 25th book in the series is coming out this year.

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Different mystery authors have different talents, and Leon’s is making the setting come alive. The city of Venice becomes an important character in her books. The buildings, the weather, the people, the food all become tangible with her expert touch.

If you want to learn more about Donna Leon and her work, check out this video. It features scenes from the German television series based on her work, as well as interview.


Are you a fan of Donna Leon’s mysteries? Which one is your favorite?


Be sure to stop back next week for a new Whodunit mystery author challenge. Please leave a comment if you have suggestions for future authors.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (July 27, 2004)
ISBN-10: 006074068X
ISBN-13: 978-0060740689