Started off well as an interesting puzzle being solved from a desk in Rome - I preferred that to when it degenerated into a boy's own action-adventure tale in the second half. The solution to the puzzle was indeed quite interesting, it was played out well and there were lots of delightful details and scenes here but the book as a whole missed the mark for me. I expected better really.
This was a paperback. This was borrowed.
I picked up the paperback of this on holiday from a selection of English books left on the campsite in France. Haven't read Donna Leon in a while and I was in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. It was nice to have Brunetti whinging about the winter cold of Venice whilst I was baking in the sun - I mean the shade, I don't do sun.
This was borrowed. This was a paperback.