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Donna Leon

March 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

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Guests who pre-order a book at the time of registration will also receive temporary access to a post-event recording of this thrilling conversation. Please note the 12 pm PDT start time. Reserve your spot early!


Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti is one of the most likable, captivating characters in mystery: incisive, principled, and dogged yet cultured, this hard-driving detective has a uniquely soft edge, and his fierce protectiveness of Venice and its people have long made Brunetti a reader favorite. The protagonist of Leon’s iconic Venice-based mystery series has been almost as loved as Leon for decades.

On March 16th, Kepler’s Literary Foundation is thrilled to present the 30th book in Brunetti’s saga, Transient Desires. Leon herself will join us for an exciting in-conversation webinar to share the new novel, talk shop about the mystery genre, the Venice she loves, and more. Whether you’re a new reader or have followed every installment of Brunetti’s mysteries, it’s time to celebrate— because this novel has all of the hallmarks that make Leon’s mysteries unputdownable.

When two young American women return with brutal injuries after joyriding in the Laguna with local young men, hawk-eyed Brunetti questions why their escorts vanish so quickly after bringing the injured women to the hospital. Following that thread, Brunetti uncovers what a gut-wrenching, complex case that leads to technically brilliant and ruthlessly organized criminals operating underground in the beautiful, storied city. As pursuit of justice takes Brunetti further afield, he must rely on new colleagues whose truthfulness and motivations are not always clear. Absorbing and richly atmospheric, with a keen insight into human failing plus all of Leon’s finesse for finely plotted twists, the 30th Brunetti mystery will be an absolute delight for diehard fans and new readers alike.

Join us for an engrossing escape to Venice with Donna Leon online with Kepler’s this March.

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March 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
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Kepler’s Literary Foundation
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