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Transient Desires, #30 in the Brunetti series, ranked #2 on the Spiegel bestseller list

On 26 May, Transient Desires appeared on the bookshelves and is currently on #2 of the Spiegel bestseller list. And although we’ve almost grown used to it, it feels fantastic to witness how Donna Leon steadily wins the podium places with every new Brunetti.

On this occasion, we have dedicated a microsite (in German) to Donna Leon and Transient Desires, including a competition for a trip to Venice, an updated city map showing the key sites where the Brunetti novels are set, and information on the series and the accompanying publications. You’ll find it here

Foreign rights sold:
Catalan (Edicions 62)
Dutch (De Bezige Bij)
English/UK (William Heinemann)
English/USA (Grove/Atlantic)
French (Calmann-Lévy)
Spanish/world (Seix Barral)

»Needless to say, by venturing outside the comfort zone of his own prejudices, this deeply simpatico detective learns a lot about his city, his countrymen and himself. And so do we.«
Marilyn Stasio / New York Times Book Review

»Donna Leon’s Brunetti series is an epic achievement.«
Mark Sanderson / The Times, London

»Transient Desires is skillfully constructed. As it takes a while for the full extent of what the Commissario is letting himself in for to become clear, the impact of the events is all the more forceful.«
Markus Wüest / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»One of the best Brunettis – and again with a surprise twist.«
Julia Gaß / Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund


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