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About Face

(2009)
(Book 18 in the Guido Brunetti series)
A novel by

 
 
Donna Leon's eighteen novels have won her countless fans, heaps of critical acclaim, and a place among the top ranks of international crime writers. Through the warm-hearted, perceptive, and principled Commissario Guido Brunetti, Leon's best-selling books have explored Venice in all its aspects: history, tourism, high culture, food, family, but also violent crime and political corruption.

In About Face, Leon returns to one of her signature subjects: the environment, which has reached a crisis in Italy. Incinerators across the south of Italy are at full capacity, burning who-knows-what and releasing unacceptable levels of dangerous air pollutants, while in Naples, enormous garbage piles grow in the streets. In Venice, with the polluted waters of the canals and a major chemical complex across the lagoon, the issue is never far from the fore.

Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti's work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he's seen before.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: About Face (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4104-1715-8 / 978-1-4104-1715-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: About Face: Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-1896-8 / 978-0-8021-1896-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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April 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: About Face (Brunetti)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-01943-7 / 978-0-434-01943-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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January 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: About Face
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4084-3119-X / 978-1-4084-3119-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2806-8 / 978-0-8021-2806-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: About Face
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4084-3120-3 / 978-1-4084-3120-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: About Face: (Brunetti 18)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-953336-7 / 978-0-09-953336-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: About Face (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-14-311659-2 / 978-0-14-311659-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: About Face: (Brunetti 18)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-954732-5 / 978-0-09-954732-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: About Face
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-01944-5 / 978-0-434-01944-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House UK Ltd
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4481-1559-0 / 978-1-4481-1559-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: About Face (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries) (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-60283-566-7 / 978-1-60283-566-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: About Face
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: About Face
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: About Face (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-7927-6158-8 / 978-0-7927-6158-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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April 2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: About Face (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-7927-6205-3 / 978-0-7927-6205-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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April 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: About Face: (Brunetti 18)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-84657-187-1 / 978-1-84657-187-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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March 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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March 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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Kindle Editions

November 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: About Face: (Brunetti 18) (Commissario Brunetti)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: About Face (Commissario Brunetti Book 18)
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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