Have always liked her stories of Comissario Brunetti and descriptions of one of my favorite cities, Venice. I think Donna Leon is perfecting her craft with each book, and Friends in High Places absolutely finds her at the top of her game. David Colacci is one of the best narrators working today.
The story itself was fast moving, had enough characters to make it interesting but not confusing, and kept my interest throughout.
Am looking forward to her next and next and next!! Keep them coming, Miss Leon!!
Nice pace...great characters throughout.
100% wonderful! Best in the business.
Brunetti & Venice...totally Win/Win!
Yes...most especially to friends who have been to Venice and appreciate Italy. Love the mystery and how Brunetti and his team calmly go about ferreting out clues and and work with intelligence and good psychology. The interaction with Brunetti and Paola is insightful and entertaining. It is nice to have a good story without explicit sex or violence, but with appropriate descriptions, even if grisly...as it would exist in most murder investigations. The author is a wonderful storyteller who obviously knows the territory and how things work in police investigating in enchanting Venice.
My husband and I have either read or listened to every book Ms. Leon has written. As for comparisons, they all stand on their own as great entertainment and compelling characters and story lines.
David Colacci and George Guidall are the two performers we especially enjoy. The best!
The abrupt ending was a surprise..mostly because I was not ready for it to end!
Hope there are more Donna Leon books on the way!!
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