The detective series set in Venice by Donna Leon featuring Commissario Brunetti give an insight to contemporary Venetian life which is both fascinating and illuminating. Donna Leon is clearly deeply concerned at the corruption in public life in Italy and never fails to bring to light yet another example of the frustrations from corruption which affect life at every level. She never allows this to interfere with the story but instead she enhances the sense of the reality which underlines not only Venetian but also Italian life. She also shines a light on the avoidance of laws designed to deal with pollution by criminal organisations working with companies whose sole motive is profit at the expense of community health.
Donna Leon draws back the curtain which hides from tourists some ugly situations and by this means she may have some effect in bringing change, in which her Commissario Brunetti has some success. One must hope so.
- MP3 CD
- Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio (21 August 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1721318763
- ISBN-13: 978-1721318766
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 14 x 1.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 99.8 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews