In Donna Leon’s newt Commissario Brunetti mystery, Give Unto Others, the Venetian policeman delves into the curious case of a missing painting. In the process, he uncovers a complex web of intrigue involving art dealers, collectors, and even fellow police officers. As always in her books set in Venice (the place is as much a character as any person), Leon provides insights into that unique city and its people.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for mystery and thriller fans who appreciate a complex plot with interesting characters. Donna Leon’s writing provides great insights into Venice, making this novel even more enjoyable to read.
- The book provides insights into Venice and its people.
- The mystery is complex and intriguing.
- It’s a Donna Leon book, so it’s sure to be well written.
- The mystery is a bit convoluted and took some effort to follow.
- The author’s description of Venice is fascinating, but at times I wished she would get back to the story.
- I liked this book less than other Donna Leon mysteries that I have read.
Learn more about the author
Donna Leon is the author of 26 internationally acclaimed mystery novels featuring Commissario Brunetti. She has also written a cookbook, Donna Leon’s Venice: Recipes and Reflections on My Favorite City, and two children’s books, The Thief Lord and Cut-Out Mouse. Her books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she has lived in Venice since 1981.
“I love this series and Donna Leon’s writing. I feel like I am in Venice while reading her books.”
“Leon’s Commissario Brunetti mysteries are always a pleasure to read, and Give Unto Others is no exception. Her descriptions of Venice and its people are so vivid that I feel as if I’m right there with the characters. The mystery itself is intriguing, and I had a hard time putting the book down.”
“Another great mystery by Donna Leon. Brunetti is my all time favorite detective and I enjoy reading his investigations in Venice. This book did not disappoint.”
“Another excellent Commissario Brunetti mystery. Leon’s Venice is vividly realized, and her characters are convincing and intriguing….This series just keeps getting better and better.”