I have just finished reading the latest in the Commisario Brunetti series of novels by Donna Leon , Unto Us A Son Is Given.
I must have read nearly all of the books in the series since she started them in the 1990s and have enjoyed them all. I love her wry take on the day to day trivia of Venetian life and the way that the police and judicial bureacracy works, or doesn't work.
I find her characters engaging, well all bar one that I personally find jarring but that doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of each novel.
Each novel is a gentle stroll through murder and intrigue in the canals and labyrinths of modern day Venice and touches on the corruption and venality of officialdom, but handled with a deft touch.
Easy reading and with quite enjoyable descriptions of the various meals that the Comissario indulges in along the way.
I am a Donna Leon fan too.ReplyDelete
I can get quite engrossed in one of her books and almost finish it in a day.Delete