One of the best detective/mystery series I have
ever read. Guido Brunetti and his Venice are so
real. I love his family and want to know more
about his work companions. His relationship with his with Paola is one of the most charming I have ever encountered in fiction. I am currently reading
through the series as if it were one big, fat
book. Each book is more engaging than the last.
an engaging mystery set in Venice: Leon's detective, Commissario Guido Brunetti, investigates the mystery of a very disagreeable old woman's death, in the meantime missing many delicious lunches prepared by his wife (the descriptions of the food will send you out to your nearest Italian restaurant--or inspire you to learn to cook Mediterranean food yourself!)
Time spent reading a Guido Brunetti mystery is like falling into a trip to Venice, a delicious experience, one to be savored and enjoyed. To quote a review of Leon's writing, "the plot is silky and complex". This one is excellent.