• "<b>The Venetian settings are en­chanting</b> and Commissario Guido Brunetti’s investigative methods are drolly amusing. <b>But it’s the living, bleeding humanity of the characters that makes Donna Leon’s police procedurals so engaging</b> … Tagging along after this sleuth is a wonderful way to see Venice like a native, especially since Leon takes care to give us precise directions for his routes."

    New York Times Book Review