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About Face (Commissario Brunetti, #18)
3.75
liked it
The Latest in Donna Leon's Magnificient Series of Detective Stories Set in Venice. This story, loosely connected to the dumping of illegal toxic waste ...more
not set
May 24, 2009
 
Murder in the Central Committee
3.55
really liked it
The 5th novel in the Pepe Carvalho series by Montalban. This one is a marvelous tour of communist party politics in the late 1980s-early 1990s post Fr ...more
not set
Apr 17, 2010
 
Tattoo
3.43
liked it
This is my first encounter with Montalban, I am planning a trip to Barcelona and was looking for a novel set in Barcelona. This is a fascinating myste ...more
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Apr 10, 2010
 
Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti, #1)
3.81
really liked it
This book told me what I always knew at heart...I'd love Venice from the first moment I visited.
not set
Dec 29, 2008
 
Acqua Alta (Commissario Brunetti, #5)
3.96
really liked it
Donna Leon is a fine writer and her series is so accurate and evocative, I read each new one as published. A similar comment could be made to each new ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2008
 
Death in a Strange Country (Commissario Brunetti #2)
3.87
really liked it
By lucky coincidence I am often in London England at the same time Donna Leon is doing a book tour...I line up and chat and get an autographed copy of ...more
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Dec 29, 2008
 
The Janissary Tree (Yashim the Eunuch, #1)
3.53
really liked it
Jason Goodwin has created a marvelous series set in Istanbul and involving a wise and at times creative enuch in the service of the Ottaman Empire. If ...more
Jun 10, 2006
Jul 30, 2009
 
A Question of Belief (Commissario Brunetti, #19)
3.90
really liked it
The latest, number 19 I beleive, in the Donna Leon series of Venetian Mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti. A marvelous, light, series of mood mysteries ...more
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Jul 07, 2010
 
The Ethical Assassin
3.51
really liked it
David Liss made his reputation with Historical Novels...great historical novels. This book is a modern day thriller set in Florida and is the story of ...more
not set
Oct 02, 2010
 
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator
3.76
really liked it
The second in an apparent series of mysteries set in India revolving around the adventures of Vish Puri "most private investigator". There's a fair am ...more
not set
Aug 29, 2010
 
The Aviary Gate
3.48
liked it
An intriguing look at Ottoman Turkey and the world of the Harem. The story of an english woman captured and made a slave to the sultan and a modern da ...more
May 11, 2009
May 12, 2009
 
Bruno, Chief of Police (Bruno, Chief of Police, #1)
3.85
really liked it
Martin Walker, in his day a very fine journalist, has begun a mystery series set in the Dordogne district of France featuring the Chief of Police of t ...more
not set
Jun 25, 2010
 
Rounding the Mark (Inspector Montalbano, #7)
4.05
really liked it
Rounding the Mark is one of the Inspector Montalbano Mysteries by Andrea Camilleri which capture intensely the flavour, atmosphere and culture of Sici ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2010
 
The Man of My Life
3.42
liked it
On the one hand I find these Montalban books unlike any mystery novel I have ever read and on the other so much like mysteries generally. Pepe Carvalh ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
 
The Blue Demon (Nic Costa, #8)
3.85
really liked it
David Hewston's nic Costa Series of mystery thrillers involving a small squad of police officers in Rome are remarkably layered with great little grac ...more
not set
Jun 01, 2010
 
Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers
3.67
really liked it
Cadbury, a descendant of the founders of the company with the same name, is a writer and journalist in England and has crafted a truly intriguing acco ...more
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Dec 22, 2012