• "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"