Synopses & Reviews
In Death and Judgment,
the fourth novel in Donna Leon's best selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series, a truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite Mountains. Meanwhile, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train bound for Venice. Brunetti suspects a connection between the two tragedies. Digging deep for an answer, he stumbles upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna. But it will take another violent death in Venice before Brunetti and his colleagues can get to the bottom of what is behind the horrific events.
Leon moves with ease through this serene and secretive city, penetrating every level of its complicated social strata. And when she gets to the corrupt core of her story, this elegant stylist shows she can also write in a fine, cold fury.”—The New York Times Book Review
Another captivating mystery featuring the most humane sleuth since Georges Simenons Inspector Maigret.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
[Brunettis] most difficult and politically sensitive case to date . . . complex and filled with charm, humor, and intelligence.”—Booklist
Knit[s] together her strengths: endearing detective, jaundiced social pathology, and a paranoid eye for plotting on a grand scale.”—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
is the author of the international best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Leon was born in New Jersey and has lived in Venice for thirty years.