• "[Leon's] passion for all things Venetian - churches, palaces, statues and especially the food - comes over loud and clear... No one writes about the grey areas of life better."

  • "Donna Leon has a wonderful feel for the hidden evils that lie below the façade of the magical city"

    The Times
  • "The thoughtful and charming [Brunetti] is on top form... His nicely balanced cumulatively engrossing. In this domestic detail, Leon roots the power of the ordinary, moral individual."

    Sunday Times