Sunday, June 22, 2014
Last month, I decided this would be one that I would read on the trip we took to attend my son's wedding. The book was small, the characters were familiar, and it would be a comfort read. Most of that was true. However, I forgot that in a good series, not every character is introduced in book #1, and I found it endearing to see how many of my favorites were still a twinkle in Leon's eye.
Often, if I start a series in the middle, I'm somewhat disappointed if I go back to read the first one. Authors sometimes take a while to get going and the writing is not always top notch. However, this was a great start, and now I not only want to spend a huge chunk of time in Venice, but I definitely want to re-read this series someday just as I'm doing with the Louise Penny books right now. In fact, I'm pouring over travel pages online looking at Venice, Quebec and also the Azores (another dot on the bucket list).
Title: Death at La Fenice
Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: HarperTorch (1995), Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Genre: mystery - police procedural
Subject: murder, police corruption
Setting: Venice Italy
Series: Commissario Brunetti mysteries
Source: My own shelves
Why did I read this book now? It's the only one in the series I hadn't read.
Posted by Tina at 5:47 PM