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):

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Publication Order of Guido Brunetti Books

Death at La Fenice (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death in a Strange Country (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Anonymous Venetian / Dressed for Death (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Venetian Reckoning / Death and Judgment (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Acqua Alta / Death in High Water (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Death of Faith / Quietly in Their Sleep (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Noble Radiance (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fatal Remedies (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Friends in High Places (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Sea of Troubles (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wilful Behaviour (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Uniform Justice (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doctored Evidence (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood from a Stone (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Through a Glass, Darkly (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Suffer the Little Children (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl of His Dreams (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
About Face (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Question of Belief (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Drawing Conclusions (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beastly Things (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Golden Egg (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
By its Cover (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Falling in Love (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Waters of Eternal Youth (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Earthly Remains (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Temptation of Forgiveness (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unto Us a Son Is Given (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trace Elements (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Transient Desires (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Give Unto Others (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
So Shall You Reap (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Refiner’s Fire (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Guido Brunetti Non-Fiction Books

Brunetti's Cookbook (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Jewels of Paradise (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Handel's Bestiary: In Search of Animals in Handel's Operas (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Venetian Curiosities (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Venice and Other Essays (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gondola (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wandering Through Life: A Memoir (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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2 Responses to “Order of Donna Leon Books”

  1. Mary Schmidt: 7 months ago

    That’s exactly who I meant, Graeme. No wonder I couldn’t find her!!!! The sad thing is …I collect her books!!!! I’m telling you, after your 74th birthday, its all downhill. Forgive me for wasting your time. 😏😏

    Reply

    • Graeme: 7 months ago

      Haha no problem at all Mary 🙂

      Reply

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