The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon

Reading a Commissario Brunetti mystery is lke revisiting your favourite family hotel. The place may have aged a little, the room may be different and a few of the part-time help may have come or gone since your last stay, but the visit is essentially just as enjoyable. The Temptation of Forgiveness is both familiar and new and while not particularly memorable, here the plot revolves around accounting scams, it doesn’t really matter. It’s enjoyable and another addition to the canon.

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No. 12 of 50 books I intend to read and review in 2022.

I’m Patrick Sherriff, an Englishman who survived 13 years working for newspapers in the US, UK and Japan. Between teaching English lessons at my conversation school in Abiko, Japan, I write and illustrate textbooks for non-native speakers of English, release Hana Walker mystery novels, short stories, paint, sketch and write essays and a monthly newsletter  highlighting good writing in English, often about about Japan, art, crime fiction and teaching.