Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Question of Belief

Inescapable. The August heat in Venice is inescapable, even for Commisario Guido Brunetti who receives a call to return to the city on a murder case even before the train taking him and his family to a vacation in the cool mountains has arrived at its destination. This nineteenth mystery in this series by Donna Leon is titled, A Question of Belief, and I find than I never tire of this character. In this installment, Brunetti calmly confronts corruption on many levels: he tries to release a colleague’s aunt from the pull of a charlatan stealing her money; he investigates a judge who specializes in delaying trials; and he solves a murder. Leon is a talented writer who continues to enrich an already well-developed character. She presents dialogue and description in ways that bring readers to Venice so vividly that I almost felt the heat.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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