20/series. Isspetore Guido Brunetti is caught in another mystifying case as he investigates the murder of a reclusive widow in her apartment in Venice. With his usual deftness, Brunetti peels away years of deceit to find the solution. I confess that this is my least favorite of all Leon’s books; authors change, they strike out in new, sometimes more subtle, directions, and perhaps that’s what this is. I liked previous books much better. But Leon is still one of the best in the game, and if you're just discovering her, read the books in order if you can. The Venetian world of Guido Brunetti is a marvel. You'll feel like you've visited the cirty when you close the book. A 4. www.donnaleon.net