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Moving and revealing,
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This review is from: A Sea of Troubles (Paperback)
I found this book to be one of Leon's best, surprisingly for reasons that other readers have complained of here. It is more personal and it does expose some weakness in Brunetti that inadvertently leads to tragedy by the conclusion. However, the writing is superb; more cohesive, in greater depth and more lyrical than most of her other novels. The plot is certainly not the point in this one, although it doesn't confuse, fall apart or fail as some other of her other plots have. This is a procedural, but the procedure is one of finding the human links to understanding the mystery--through favors owed, friends supporting friends and forgiving others' all too human frailties. Another of the great mysteries regarding Brunetti is how he and his family manage to eat so much all the time without becoming obese: lunch is lasagna and beef stew and apple cake with seconds for all--and of course proseco, calvados, etc. I recommend the book--but not the diet!