• "There is the joy of contemplating Venice: the veiled and ancient heroine, with a sad haunted beauty slipping away year by year. Read it is the dusk, with a grappa"

    Libby Purves, Good Book Guide
  • "Brunetti ... long ago joined the ranks of the classic fictional detectives"

    Evening Standard
  • "Complex and thought-provoking and lingers in the mind"

    Sunday Times
  • "Wonderfully familiar characters, a powerful sense of place and expert plotting"