While in Rome a few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of being introduced to Michele Guittari and his novel, A Death in Tuscany. Impressed greatly with his firsthand knowledge of Italian police and crime matters, I purchased The Death of a Mafia Don while I was in the Eternal City. I'm delighted that I did, as this novelist does such a brilliant job of creating an intriguing murder mystery while immersing us in the real-world reality of the police who confront these challenges every day. It certainly didn't hurt that I was able to enjoy this wonderful novel while in Mr. Guittari's backyard. If you enjoy crime, leavened with the presence of a likeable, but multi-dimensional main character, and you want it all set amid the wonders of Italy, you can't go wrong.