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  • 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

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