Donna Leon, an American who is a resident of Venice, Italy, is
the author of a critically acclaimed mystery series with Guido
Brunetti, a Venetian police commissioner who is still principled
enough to bemoan the fact that those who commit crimes are seldom,
if ever, punished, at least by the institutions set up for the
purpose of doing so. This particular musing on Brunetti’s
part sets up an ultimately ironic scenario in ABOUT FACE,
Leon’s latest work.