Hmm, did I like it or did I really like it? I'd gladly read more of the series so I'm going for the extra star. I liked the feel I got for Venice that was nicely woven throughout the story, the characters were interesting and I liked the general opera theme. It was a quick, uncomplicated read, finished in one sitting. The end was a bit unusual though, but that just made me want to read more about Detective Guido Brunetti.