A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Commissario Guido Brunetti MysteryIn the 26th mystery in Donna Leon's bestselling series set in Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti's endurance is tested. During his interrogation of an arrogant man suspected of causing a young girl's death, Brunetti does something rash and realizes he needs a break. His wife, Paola, ships him off to a wealthy relative's villa -- where he is soon drawn into an investigation.
"When she's writing about her beloved Venice, Donna Leon can do no wrong. And Earthly Remains, her new mystery featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, is one of her best. It's also one of her saddest, dealing as it does with the seemingly unstoppable polluting of the great lagoon ... Leon dares to try, once again earning the gratitude of her devoted readers." New York Times "Donna Leon's recreation of Venice and her depiction of the series' core characters ... is, as always in this long-running series, a triumph." Literary Review "Leon has done for Venice what Morse did for Oxford, or Aurelio Zen for Rome ... Leon is a wonderful writer, the sentences as beautifully crafted as the puparin Casati's father had long ago built." The Arts Desk "The latest - and 26th - instalment in the best-selling Commissario Brunetti series will not need any recommendation for those familiar with Leon's accomplished detective series." RTE Guide "I sometimes find it difficult to review Donna Leon's books with any original comment as they are consistently good. However, this is an excellent example and as with all her other books I have read, comes highly recommended." Crimesquad