The brain behind the Comissario Brunetti is back with another case — The Waters of Eternal Youth. Brunetti has investigated everything from the salacious to petty pick pockets, but in this, the 25th novel in the celebrated series, his case may not be a case at all.


Originally born and raised in New Jersey, Leon has lived in Venice for 30 years, the same city where her internationally best-selling series is set. Her first Brunetti novel, Death at La Fenice, was published by HarperCollins in 1997 to wide acclaim, and subsequent instalments have found a happy home at Grove/Atlantic. Golden Eggthe 22nd book is the most commercially successful– it sold nearly 3000 copies in hardcover alone (a feat in and of itself for genre fiction), and continues to track well in paperback.

“A splendid series . . . with a backdrop of the city so vivid you can almost smell it.” — The Sunday Telegraph




Readers of any one of her books will be whisked away to watery Venice, a city she paints as both beautiful and dangerous. Her books are gripping page turners and perfect for armchair travellers. Should anyone be so inspired to visit the Italian gem, her webpage lists upcoming walking tours.

Don’t want to take the trip? Donna will be taking part in the Toronto Public Library’s Star Talks with Deb Dundas on April 5th. The event is sold out, but rush tickets will be available.

For a complete list of Donna Leon’s books available from Grove/Atlantic, click here.


The Waters of Eternal Youth

by Donna Leon



Fiction/Mystery & Detective

HC | $36.95 | In Stock

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