Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Book Review: Quietly in Their Sleep

Book Review: End of Summer Reading
Quietly in Their Sleep
by Donna Leon
Penguin Mystery 310 pages

Reviewed by Eric Green

For Donna Leon enthusiasts, I found this book among her most interesting. It has the level of complexity that keeps you engaged throughout. Commissario Guido Brunetti gets involved since his own mother is in a nursing home and the intrigue enters there. Also, his daughter's religious intrustuction, and instructor, play a significant role.

The progressive politics of Leon through Brunetti and his wife; Paolo, continue to come through this well written episode.

Don't miss this episode of mystery from Venice.

PS As I've said previously this series of books are nicely priced at $7.99; similar to the Charles Todd, Ian Rutledge, English based series. Another interesting point is that Leon is born in New Jersey, and says so in her books; Todd is reportedly born in southeastern USA, which he doesn't say.