Wilful Behaviour (Commissario Guido Brunetti #11)

by Donna Leon

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I read Fatal Remedies in 2000, decided I liked it enough to go back and start at the beginning of the series with Death at La Fenice, didn’t enjoy that one as much, and then forgot about the series for twelve years.

So, it’s 2012 and we went on a trip to Venice and I came back with a desire to visit this series again. I picked this one as it was the earliest of the three volumes available in my local library. And I enjoyed it very much! It has a lovely plot that worked very nicely. But mainly I enjoyed the fact that I know where Brunetti is wandering and when he gets on, for example, the Number One vaparetto to San Stae I am there with him knowing exactly what it’s like. Although Leon paints a good picture of Venice, it’s not as good as the one in my memory.

I will be reading more. In less than twelve years time I hope. No promises.