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"The body floated face down in the murky water of the canal",
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This review is from: Death In A Strange Country: (Brunetti 2) (Paperback)
Thus opens Donna Leon's second Brunetti novel, building diligently on her first. The characters become deeper and the criminal landscape of Venice broader. We learn more about Brunetti's personal and professional life and learn to sympathise more with the impediments placed in his way by friend and foe alike.
I will not give details of the plot, save to say that it is credible and clever. We are kept on tenterhooks until the very last chapter, where the disappointment we had envisaged in the sight of crime not paying its proper dues is suddenly lifted through the act of a heartbroken mother.
My only complaint? The map is quite useless without a magnifying glass.
But I'm entranced enough to already be halfway through the third in the series, "The Anonymous Venetian".