Commissario Brunetti's Tenth Case. The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the Questore's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to visit the island, where she has relatives, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders, concerns for Elettra's safety, and his not entirely straightforward feelings for her...
»Brunetti is as irrestistible as ever.«Scotsman
»One of Donna Leon's best novels ... the alliances, friendships and in this case love interest give the book a warm glow.« Spectator
»Donna Leon goes from strength to strength...This is her tenth Brunetti novel but it's as fresh and entertaining as the first...«Observer
»Brunetti is hard to beat...«Times Literary Supplement
»The atmosphere of the city and the island are portrayed with Ms Leon's usual skill.« Sunday Telegraph