When Noel, a recovering alcoholic, learns that his former flame is terminally ill and pregnant with a child she claims is his, he agrees to take care of the baby. His Dublin neighborhood rushes to help him, especially when a suspicious social worker interferes.
When a retired teacher who was helping abused women dies in her apartment, Commissario Guido Brunetti suspects murder. Twentieth in a series set in Venice.
Two American women, one engaged to be married and the other sexually flirtatious, both become romantically involved with a painter while on vacation in Barcelona, only to find they have competition in the form of the painter's ex-wife.
Bryson humorously highlights beauties, dangers, and oddities of Australia.
Mayes shares the pleasures of her life in Tuscany, poetically reflecting on people, art, and food.