The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon | book review

I knew this was not a Brunetti novel, but I kept wanting him to come around a corner and say something to the heroine. This one has different characters and a very different mystery, but it’s the same Venice. The Church history and the music combine into an interesting story of greed and power.


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By Donna Leon

Here’s the bio from Amazon.

A New Yorker of Irish/Spanish descent, Donna Leon first went to Italy in 1965, returning regularly over the next decade or so while pursuing a career as an academic in the States and then later in Iran, China and finally Saudi Arabia. Leon has received both the CWA Macallon Silver Dagger for Fiction and the German Corrine Prize for her novels featuring Commisario Guido Brunetti. She lives in Venice.


If you enjoy the Commisario Guido Brunetti stories, you will probably like this one. It’s the same Venice with it’s complicated politics and secrets. The mystery is more internal than criminal in this one.


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