Death at La Fenice

Death at Le Fenice cover image Death at La Fenice

by Donna Leon
Harper, 2004
Paperback - 288 pages

There is nothing quite so delightful as to discover not only a captivatingly good book, but a book which leads a series of equally captivatingly good books featuring the same core cast of characters and the same basic setting around which each new story unfolds. We have had this experience with William Kent Krueger’s and Steve Hamilton’s murder mysteries set here in the north woodsDonna Leon’s venue is the city of Venice and the cast of characters are Vice-Commissario of Police Guido Brunetti and his family and colleagues. At the heart of it all is Venice – the food, the smells, the fog, the light, the shadows and the idiosyncratic people. If that doesn’t get you, the stories will. Her latest, still in hardcover, is Drawing Conclusions. But, we’d recommend following the sequence. Start with Death at La Fenice and you'll be hooked!