Top positive review
I never get tired of this wonderful series
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2020
Donna Leon is certainly a very prolific writer, and my initial reaction after reading 2-3 of her Commissario Brunetti books was that her tendency to focus more on Guido Brunetti than on the plots might become tiresome after a time, since his character, as interesting as he is, might become too repetitive over time. However, and this book is an excellent example, the plot (a diva opera singer stalked by a fan), is equally dominant in driving the narrative, and that plot line, and infused with the wonderful personality, character traits, family interactions, and diligence of the Commissario never ceases to entertain. Since many of her Brunetti books have been bargain priced (i.e. $1.99 - $3.99) I have stocked many on my kindle, and intersperse them with other downloaded books such that I read about one Brunetti book a month. Very dependable - you can count on an enjoyable read. The Commissario is a very likable character, as are his close associates on the Venetian police force, but his intellect and lifestyle dominates. Love the character, love the writing, enjoy the plots, and love the series.