Sunday, April 4, 2021

Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1) by Donna Leon


The renowned German conductor is dead from cyanide poisoning, in the bowels of Venice’s Opera House, La Fenice. A series of suspects line up as many hated the Nazi sympathizer: his young wife, the talented singer Flavia, are just a few. It’s up to Commissario Guido Brenetti to investigate the tangled web and find out the real killer. This fun novel is the first that introduces Brenetti — author Donna Leon has delivered 30 in the series — and it’s an entertaining one. Most fascinating is Venice, its waters quietly lapping at the shores of this whodunnit. Good summer reading.