• "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 Times
  • "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"

  • "[Brunetti's] humane police work is disarming, and his ambles through the city are a delight"

    The New York Times Book Review