‘Fans of Donna Leon will especially love Guittari’s style and sense of place—and may even find that Guittari is more attentive to Florentine scenery than Leon is to the Venetian landscape’ Booklist

‘When you have a former cop who both knows procedure and can craft a suspenseful mystery with intriguing characters, you have something pretty rare. This is the case with Michele Giuttari’ Booklist

‘A crime author with impeccable credentials: Giuttari is no less than the former head of the Florence police force, where he was on the case of the notorious serial killer The Monster of Florence. Who better to write about the dark undercurrents beneath the surface of the city?’ Booklist