Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Waters. The thirtieth crime novel by Donna Leon set in Venice featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti is titled, Transient Desires. The introspective Brunetti reflects his own prejudices as he becomes involved in uncovering serious criminal acts outside his jurisdiction. A larger than usual part of the plot involves the waters around Venice and requires Brunetti to trust colleagues he’s never met based on a web of connections that encourage treating strangers well because of who vouches for them. The characters in this novel are drawn with complexity and deep insight into human behavior. Fans of crime fiction with strong protagonists are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel and this series. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Transient Desires from amazon.com.