The gifted Venetian detective returns in his 31st case – this time, investigating the Janus-faced nature of yet another Italian institution.
Brunetti will have to once again face the blurred line that runs between the criminal and the non-criminal, bending police rules, and his own character, to help an acquaintance in danger.
‘Both tremendously enjoyable and deeply humane‘ – Jessie Greengrass
‘Crime writing of the highest order‘ – Guardian
‘Donna Leon has been giving unto us for all of the thirty years since Death at La Fenice introduced us to Brunetti‘ – Val McDermid