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I am a Brunetti and this book captured the character well but the story was weak.Published 15 days ago by SussyJ
Simply put, Donna Leon is an excellent writer with a very clear yet subtle style, a prodigious grasp of Venetian details, historical writers, and contemporary hot topics in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fred Misurella
I have just read the first three Brunetti/Leon books and loved them. Loved the mysteries, loved the Venetian settings and insights about Venetians, loved the Brunettis, etc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sylvia
Unusually for a novel such as this, the actual killer is not identified - believed to be one of a couple - and no motive is mentioned. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Michael Bailey
The minute and meticulous depiction of Venice is always a delight. Some people have criticized the over-emphasis on food and drink and family life in this series but to me it adds... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard Condon à Bruxelles
I have read all of the Brunetti novels.
I like this one so much because it is so complex.
The characters are huge, you can smell Venice, Brunetti is on his own -... Read more
As a recent discoverer of Donna Leon, I cannot believe I was unaware of her existence until recently, thinking that Michael Dibden was the pinnacle of Italian detective mysteries. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Rogers