Falling in Love

Falling in Love Review

Donna Leon's Death at La Fenice, the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli--then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca.
Brunetti and his wife, Paola, attend an early performance, and Flavia receives a standing ovation. Back in her dressing room, she finds bouquets of yellow roses--too many roses. Every surface of the room is covered with them. An anonymous fan has been showering Flavia with these beautiful gifts in London, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, and now, Venice, but she no longer feels flattered. A few nights later, invited by Brunetti to dine at his in-laws' palazzo, Flavia confesses her alarm at these excessive displays of adoration. And when a talented young Venetian singer who has caught Flavia's attention is savagely attacked, Brunetti begins to think that Flavia's fears are justified in ways neither of them imagined. He must enter in the psyche of an obsessive fan before Flavia, or anyone else, comes to harm.

Title:Falling in Love
Edition Language:English

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  • Andrew Smith

    If you like the excitement of a gruesome murder and the ensuing chase of a cynical serial killer then you’d better look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you enjoy observing the native Venetians as t...

  • Mal Warwick

    By all accounts, Donna Leon’s long-running series of detective novels featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti is widely popular, even loved. I wish I could understand why.Falling in Love, the 24th inst...

  • Ellinor

    This 24th Commisario Brunetti mystery is an exception in this series as a former main character, Flavia Petrelli, makes another appearance. This rarely happens in Donna Leon's books, apart from the ma...

  • Andrei Cioat?

    Două steluțe doar pentru că-mi plac opera și teatrul. Și atmosfera din prima jumătate a cărții chiar mi-a plăcut. Sfârșitul m-a enervat foarte tare, prea brusc și tras. Îs ok două stelu...

  • Hana

    Everyone in this book is tired. They actually say they are tired and I believe them--so was I after reading this last sad entry in Donna Leon's once marvelous Guido Brunetti series. Venice is dying, o...

  • LJ

    First Sentence: The woman knelt over her lover, her face, her entire body, stiff with terror, staring at the blood on her hand.Flavia Petrelli, the operatic soprano from “Death at La Fenice” has r...

  • Jaksen

    I was very happy to win this book, as it's one of a series and I do love mystery series. Having said that...Well, I'm a sucker for a good mystery. Especially set in a foreign country, with an inspecto...

  • Biblio Files (takingadayoff)

    Donna Leon's mysteries are not your standard police procedural see-if-you-can-solve-the-crime stories. You are not going to be able to figure this one out, so just let the (mostly) congenial gang at t...

  • Rita

    This is #24 in the series and I don't know if I'm tired of Guido Brunetti and Venice, or if I just didn't like the return of Flavia Petrelli for the third time as a damsel in distress. She was not a l...

  • Marianne Perry

    Would You Like To Visit Venice For A Few Days?Book Review: Falling In Love by Donna LeonFalling In Love is book number twenty-four in Donna Leon’s crime series set in Venice, Italy featuring Commiss...