'In her detective novels, Donna Leon can paralyse the reader with a joyful suspense, lost in the environs of Venice and hopelessly in love with her central character and his wife' Mail on Sunday.
Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna's books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world. Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed; including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and Beastly Things.
Donna Leon has established Commissario Guido Brunetti as one of the
most engaging of fictional detectives ... Brunetti is ... back on
track, sadder perhaps, but wiser and wittier than ever * Sunday
A splendid series ... with a backdrop of the city so vivid you can smell it * Sunday Telegraph *
One of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever * The Washington Post *
No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice . . . like Leon's Brunetti * Time *
[Brunetti's] humane police work is disarming, and his ambles through the city are a delight * The New York Times Book Review *
This eighth book in the Commissario Brunetti mystery series was first published in 1999. When Paola Brunetti decides to object to one of society's evils by breaking a window of a travel agency that routinely plans tours for men preying upon powerless young Asians, she opens the way to another crime. The agency owner is strangled, and a note found with the body proclaims the reason to be his tours for pedophiles. Commissario Brunetti discounts the note when he finds perplexing leads into yet another immoral business. VERDICT Crime in Venice is a little more exotic than crime in the United States, so prepare to be charmed by David Colacci's reading, the likable characters, and the Venetian views. Recommended for all audio collections.-Juleigh Muirhead Clark, -Colonial Williamsburg Fdn. Lib., VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.