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There's very little plot and what story there is, is totally implausible, boring, and goes no where.
Maybe we are supposed to be impressed and think that the author is really speaking from Venice or something - but it was really just annoying.
This Donna Leon novel is NOT about Brunetti or any of the strong characters from her detective series.
After twenty-odd Commissario Brunetti mysteries, Donna Leon seems to have decided to strike out in a new fictional direction. And strike out she has. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Roger Downey
Not as enjoyed as much as Guido Brunetti stories. Unsatisfactory ending. Seemed inconclusive.Published 28 days ago by Marie Wilson
Unfortunately, this not one of Leon's best. The glimpses of Venice that provide so much pleasure in her Inspector Brunetti novels, is in this book, superficial and uninteresting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Catherine
I've myself just read some of the existing ''reviews'' on this book, and both agree and disagree with many of them. Read more
Can it be that others found Jewels of Paradise as dry and boring as I did
I can't believe there are no reviews on this book!! Read more
I dont love it as much as Brunetti books. It is a little dry. I don't feel like I know this character.Published 3 months ago by Pamela Haupt