Through a Glass Darkly – Donna Leon

A environmental theme runs through all of Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti series, and comes out particularly powerfully in this tale of family businesses facing financial troubles partly due to increased regulation and awareness of the industrial waste that runs (pours?) into Venice’s famous lagoon.

But the green theme does not overpower the principal plotline, where Brunetti and Inspector Vianello investigate a murder in a glass factory on the island of Murano, and family strife between the generations, the sexes and the in-laws. links: