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Sunday, July 15, 2012

ACQUA ALTA BY DONNA LEON

This was a new author for me. It is also I understand part of a series and one that I am going to like very much. Here we are dealing with a Commissario who is intelligent, cultured and not brash. I can only ally him with Adam Dalgleish of the P D James's books.

Also, with a setting of Venice and so beautifully described at every turn even at its most dismal, dingy and diabolic the book captures your interest with its story of faked antiquities and a rollicking business in this, an American art historian caught in the middle and her lesbian lover opera singer Flavia and the horrific start to the story where Brett is attacked as a warning to lay off or else.

Packed with a lot of action Venice herself is a major character in this story and this I enjoyed tremendously.
I will be looking out for more books by this author.

I had a disastrous three days with no internet due to some router fault which has just been rectified. My Mailbox Monday meme is going to be delayed but hopefully I will get there. Apart from that two dogs both sick - really, really sick - which adds just so much more pressure to the mix!


3 comments:

Marie said...

oh, i hope your dogs get better and that your internet gets stabilized! :-)

Literary Feline said...

I hope your dogs are okay, Mystica!

I have heard great things about Donna Leon, but haven't yet read anything by her. I am glad you enjoyed the book you read by her!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh no, sending positive thoughts your way.