Walks with the City's Best-Loved Detective
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Follow Commissario Guido Brunetti, star of Donna Leon’s internationally best-selling mystery series, on over a dozen walks that highlight Venice’s churches, markets, bars, cafes, and palazzos
In Brunetti’s Venice, tourists and armchair travelers follow in the footsteps of Brunetti as he traverses the city he knows and loves. With his acute eye for change in his native city, his fascination with the past, his ear for language and his passion for food and drink, and his familiarity with the dark realities of crime and corruption, Brunetti is the perfect companion for any walk across La Serenissima.
Over a dozen walks, encompassing all six regions of Venice as well as the lagoon, lead readers down calli, over canali, and through campi. Important locations from the best-selling novels are highlighted and major themes and characters are explored, all accompanied by poignant excerpts from the novels. This is a must-have companion book for any lover of Donna Leon’s wonderful mysteries.
This book makes touring the back areas of Venice very enjoyable, especially if one has read the Brunetti mysteries and traveled the canals and streets in one's head. Unfortunately, the maps have not transferred well to the e format. They need to be magnified. I had to purchase the print version of the book in order to read the maps. Then I photocopied the (enlarged) maps from the book and took them with me.
So I have mixed emotions about purchasing the ebook -- but I did it anyway and was not sorry.