"[An] unusually reflective detective story."--Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Appreciative of feminine charms, the deeply uxorious Brunetti amply displays the keen intelligence and wry humor that has endeared this series to so many."--"Publishers Weekly"
"[Readers] will savor the pleasures of dialogue as elliptical in its way as Henry James and a retrospective shock when they finally appreciate the import of the tale's unobtrusive opening scene and its sly title."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Rating: A."--"Deadly Pleasures"