• "The book is written with that depth of thought about crime and humanity that characterises the best of Leon’s work."

    Jane Jakeman, Independent
  • "[A] fine, atmospheric novel…Twenty-one books on, [Leon] has lost none of her delightful skill and wit."

    Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard
  • "Donna Leon’s elegant and compelling crime novels enjoy great success throughout the world. On the surface, this is another entry in a reliable long-running series. But it's also an oblique addressing of some complex issues with typical intelligence and perception."

    Barry Forshaw, The Good Book Guide
  • "Beastly Things is a perfect accompaniment to a hot day and a cool glass of white wine. Superb."

  • "[Leon’s] books paint such an appealing portrait of modern Venetian life that they’ve sent droves of holidaymakers to the city."

    Press Association