• "Donna Leon is keeping up an astonishingly high standard ... she achieves a perfect blend of characters, place, mystery and social issues. Her sixteenth Brunetti novel is also one of her best."

    The Times
  • "Leon builds her plot meticulously. [She] has her finger on the pulse"

  • "Suffer the Little Children is Donna Leon at her best, deftly mixing Commissario Guido Brunetti's detective work with perceptive awareness of social issues."

    The Times
  • "Leon tackles this difficult issue sensitively, without stinting on mouth-watering descriptions of Venice."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "As ever, Leon writes with an insider's knowledge of Venice, expertly navigating its complex geography."

    Sunday Times