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Shelf life: Donna Leon

Esteemed crime writer Donna Leon shares her five favourite reads with Judith Spelman

Talking to Donna Leon, it is soon evident that cadences of language provide the music of her writing. An award-winning crime writer and, according to The Times, one of the fifty greatest crime writers, she is also passionate about opera. As she has lived in Venice for the past thirty-odd years, that is understandable.

Her books are translated into 35 languages and her writing has received the praise of numerous newspapers and magazines. She is also the winner of the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger Award

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