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The Jewels of Paradise

(2012)
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Donna Leon has won heaps of critical praise and legions of fans for her best-selling mystery series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. With The Jewels of Paradise, Leon takes readers beyond the world of the Venetian Questura in her first standalone novel.

Caterina Pellegrini is a native Venetian, and like so many of them, she's had to leave home to pursue her career. With a doctorate in baroque opera from Vienna, she lands in Birmingham, England. Birmingham, however, is no Venice. When Caterina gets word of a position back home, she jumps at the opportunity.

The job is an unusual one. After nearly three centuries, two locked trunks, believed to contain the papers of a baroque composer have been discovered. Deeply-connected in religious and political circles, the composer died childless; now two Venetians, descendants of his cousins, each claim inheritance. Caterina's job is to examine any enclosed papers to discover the "testamentary disposition' of the composer. But when her research takes her in unexpected directions she begins to wonder just what secrets these trunks may hold. From a masterful writer, The Jewels of Paradise is a superb novel, a gripping tale of intrigue, music, history and greed.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4713-3726-X / 978-1-4713-3726-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4104-5432-0 / 978-1-4104-5432-4 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2064-4 / 978-0-8021-2064-9 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-02227-6 / 978-0-434-02227-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4713-3727-8 / 978-1-4713-3727-7 (UK edition)
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
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ISBN: 0-8021-2065-2 / 978-0-8021-2065-6 (USA edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-958027-6 / 978-0-09-958027-0 (UK edition)
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-09-958028-4 / 978-0-09-958028-7 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-02228-4 / 978-0-434-02228-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-62064-486-X / 978-1-62064-486-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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October 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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October 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-4481-5939-3 / 978-1-4481-5939-0 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise Lib/E
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-7927-9503-2 / 978-0-7927-9503-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD

Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-7927-9506-7 / 978-0-7927-9506-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
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Title: The Jewels of Paradise
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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