Donna Leon Series

I enjoy reading books in series and I’ve recently started the Donna Leon series featuring Venetian detective Guido Brunetti. I just finished the 4th book and I can’t wait for the next. Currently there are 17 and I think our local public library has them all.

I’d compare Guido Brunetti to Ian Rankin’s John Rebus and Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch with the huge exception that Guido is happily married and his wife often gives him valuable insight into his cases.

The books are delightfully complex, though, and there’s not always a clear line between the “good” guys and “bad” guys. But Guido’s doggedness and helpful co-workers uncover the truth even though sometimes there are loose ends left dangling. I think this makes the books more appealing, though.

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