Commissario Guido Brunetti is the central character in a series of crime fiction novels by American novelist Donna Leon. Brunetti is the police commissioner in Venice, Italy. With each case, we learn more about the criminal underbelly of Venice, as well as the lifestyle.


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.