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Through a glass darkly

Advantages: Good Conclusion
Disadvantages: Slow pace

Background: This is the fourth book by Donna Leon that I have reviewed. Originally my boss told me to give her a try as she is one of her favourite authors. And after getting used to the first one, I have found her books to be very good and quite addic ...

CPTDANIELS 31.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Through a Glass, Darkly - Donna Leon

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Vile Venetians

Advantages: Good characters, good descriptions of Venice
Disadvantages: not too thrilling

Commissario Brunetti and his colleague Vianello "play hooky" on a fine spring day in Venice and leave the Questura to help Vianello's friend Marco, an engineer and ardent ecologist, who's protested in front of a factory on the mainland that poisons the la ...

MALU 15.07.2008 · Read full review
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Gratuitous Ghosts

Advantages: Fantastic evocation of Swedish winters; effective portrait of loss
Disadvantages: I hated the suggested supernatural aspect

...I often find these days, when it comes to crime fiction, that it’s advisable to read the books of a series in chronological order, otherwise you’re likely to run into a spoiler or two. Sometimes an episode works well as a stand alone but when the central ...

fizzytom 09.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Darkest Room - Johan Theorin

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