Donna Leon's latest Brunetti novel sees police secretary Signorina Elettra drawn into danger, as she volunteers to go undercover among the clam fishermen of the Venetian lagoon.
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.
The arrival of a new Donna Leon book fills me with pleasurable
anticipation. She tells a good story, including the best of all
current police detectives, Commissario Brunetti, and locates it in
a superbly described Venice. The plot is beautifully constructed.
The climax is exciting and disturbing ... Brunetti is as
irresistible as ever * The Scotsman *
Donna Leon goes from strength to strength ... This is her tenth novel but it's as fresh and entertaining as the first * The Observer *
Mesmerising * Express on Sunday *
A splendid series ... with a backdrop so vivid you can smell it * Sunday Telegraph *
Brunetti is hard to beat - Leon's tenth novel more than maintains the standard of its predecessors * TLS *