Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Death of Faith

I had heard Elaine on Random Jottings talk about how she enjoys reading Donna Leon's novels about Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venetian police. So, when a saw a copy of The Death of Faith at a local fair for 50c I had to pick it up. I am glad I did, after reading my non-fiction 'challenge text' I needed something light to counter it! The Death of Faith fitted the bill perfectly.

In The Death of Faith a former Nun approaches Inspector Brunetti because she believes that some of the old people in the nursing home where she used to work died in suspicious circumstances. Brunetti investigates and, of course, the case is much more complicated that it first appeared.

This was a delightful read, beautifully written and very much belonging to the gentle crime (is that an oxymoron?) fiction I enjoy. As a testament to how much I enjoyed it, I have just ordered the first two in the series from the Book Depository!

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