By Its Cover by Donna Leon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This mystery focuses on the theft and vandalism of rare books in a Venetian library. It was very Brunetti-focused, much more so than many of these novels which have more interaction with other characters than this one did. This struck me as kind of a quiet novel. It was excellent however, with lots of observations of the world and fabulous sounding meals. Who has time to make gnocci with ragu for lunch? Paola Brunetti makes time.
This story is set in Venice so I am counting it as my Italian title for the European Reading Challenge.