Complete Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries by Donna Leon
A Listmania! list by Whoseblues(Milwaukee, WI United States)
The list author says: "If you like a good mystery and/or police procedural series that also gives a good sense of the place where it is set -- and if you like that to be in a foreign city or country as well -- Leon's Brunetti series is one of the very best. It's so "place particular" that you can literally follow along if you have a good map of Venice and its environs. If you like a good mystery and/or police procedural series with well developed, complex, interesting, and sympathetic characters, this is also your series."