Review: By its cover by Donna Leon

By its coverThis crime is close to my heart, how dare someone steal pages from library books & even worse whole books? I hope that Commissario Brunetti will find the culprit!

Who is involved, well he suspects an inside job as no one can leave the library without having their bags searched. He looks at the library regulars: an ex-priest Franchini; an American Professor; a passionate reader of ancient Christian literature; & what about Contessa Morosini-Albani, the library’s chief donor.

What he finds is more than just theft, murder follows & he has to delve into the dark secrets of the black market of antiquarian books.

With his usual team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra, he looks into Franchini’s past and into the mind of a book thief in order to uncover the truth.

Well worth reading.


Reserve By its cover


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