Donna Leon is an American author of crime fiction, best known for her series set in Venice that feature Commissiario Guido Brunetti. Donna has taught English lit around the world, in countries such as Switzerland, Iran, China, Italy and Saudi Arabia. Originally from New York, she has lived in Venice for over 25 years.

Donna Leon made her debut as a novelist in 1992 with the novel Death at La Fenice. Her novel Friends in High Places won the CWA Silver Dagger Award in 2000. Below is a list of Donna Leon’s books in order of when they were originally released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Guido Brunetti Books


Death at La Fenice(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in a Strange Country(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anonymous Venetian(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Venetian Reckoning(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acqua Alta(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of Faith(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Noble Radiance(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Remedies(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friends in High Places(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sea of Troubles(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wilful Behaviour(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uniform Justice(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctored Evidence(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood from a Stone(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Through a Glass Darkly(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Suffer the Little Children(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl of His Dreams(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
About Face(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Question of Belief(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drawing Conclusions(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beastly Things(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Egg(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By Its Cover(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Guido Brunetti Non-Fiction Books


Brunetti's Cookbook(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Jewels of Paradise(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Handel's Bestiary(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Venetian Curiosities(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Venice and Other Essays(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Anonymous Venetian was also published as Dressed for Death. A Venetian Reckoning was also published under the title Death and Judgment. Acqua Alta is also known as Death in High Water. The Death of Faith is also titled Quietly in Their Sleep. Brunetti’s Cookbook was also published using the title A Taste of Venice: At Table with Brunetti and was co-authored with Roberta Pianaro.

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