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The Seventh Sacrament by David Hewson
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May 06, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, crime-thriller, ebooks, fiction
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This is book five in a series of police procedurals set in Rome. As a fan of the Venice mysteries of Donna Leon I picked this up hoping for some of the same atmosphere wrapped in the riddle of a crime. Hewson certainly knows Rome, both the Eternal City and its below-ground tunnels and catacombs where much of the action in this tale takes place. There is clearly some back-story I'm missing with the characters but nothing that detracted from a pretty gripping story. The crime is both a cold case and a current one that are related to each other in an ingenious manner. Donna Leon's Commisario Brunetti series has more charm than this one but Hewson's story is more furiously plotted.

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