The intensive, richly detailed narrative is at once a portrait of Daniel’s Cuban upbringing, a meditation on anti-Semitism, and an intriguing account of the painting. Highly recommended. Library Journal
This is a major novel and a testament to Padura’s stature as a writer. Booklist
...Philip Kerr fans will still find this depiction of an honest German cop working under adverse wartime circumstances intriguing...
"Just finished this. Fine follow-up to @anitanairauthor's first Inspector Gowda book. Harrowing but compassionate tale of modern India." Ian Rankin
"I love Inspector Gowda. He is a brilliant creation, loveable, flawed, smart and doggedly determined. A truly good man in a bad world." Peter James, author of Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead
"Giordano's wit and his formidable heroine's wisdom combine to make this debut a smash." Publishers Weekly
"A delightful detective and a lively, humorous portrait of Sicilian society and gastronomy." TimesRead more