A Question of Belief

Leon's nineteenth Commissario Guido Brunetti novel finds the ruminative inspector solving another Venetian murder in the company of his regular colleagues, his Henry James loving wife, and the preternaturally resourceful Signorina Elettra.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…