acqua alta by donna leon
there must be few detective stories like this one, with no twist, but it was ok as i recognised some of the places in venice, enjoyed the recent real acqua alta, and the novel ends quite (with deliberate ambiguity) beautifully
the abc murders by agatha christie / bbc
john malkovich as hercule poirot; pilloried for murdering a belgian accent but it sounded french enough for me what more do they want
altogether excellent – particularly the plot in fact – one of those rare detective novels where you’re fooled until the end but then kick yourself for not spotting the clues in plain sight – donna leon nota bene
How they are related
They are both detective novels. I’ve tried, but that’s as far as it goes.