In The Waters of Eternal Youth, the twenty-fifth instalment in the bestselling Brunetti series, our Commissario finds himself drawn into a case that may not be a crime at all.
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.
"There is no one better than Donna Leon at showing the ripple
effects of a single traumatic event . . . Throughout this
astonishingly consistent series Leon has recast the city in her own
venerable image: full of surprises and hidden beauty." * Evening
"All the things that are wrong with the city appear in these books: corruption, decay and overcrowding are part of the scenery and Leon pulls no punches describing them. But she still loves Venice and Brunetti and so do her readers." * Literary Review *
"Effortlessly entertaining." * Crime Time *
"A richly textured exploration of issues from corruption to art preservation to African migrants; add in the glorious eccentricities of Brunetti's police colleagues and the touching snapshots of family life, and you have a sparkling summer read." * The Tablet, Summer Reading *