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Michael Dibdin (1947–2007)

Autor/a de Ratking

27+ obres 9,092 Membres 245 Ressenyes 20 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Michael Dibdin is the author of thirteen previous novels. A native of England, he now lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, the mystery writer Katherine Beck. (Bowker Author Biography)
Crèdit de la imatge: Isolde Ohlbaum


Obres de Michael Dibdin

Ratking (1988) 984 exemplars
Dead Lagoon (1994) 836 exemplars
Vendetta (1990) 721 exemplars
Cabal (1992) 693 exemplars
Così Fan Tutti (1996) 657 exemplars
A Long Finish (1998) 618 exemplars
Blood Rain (1999) 611 exemplars
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (1978) 544 exemplars
Medusa (2003) 518 exemplars
And Then You Die (2002) 480 exemplars
Back to Bologna (2005) 473 exemplars
End Games: An Aurelio Zen Mystery (2007) 418 exemplars
Dirty Tricks (1991) 289 exemplars
Dark Spectre (1995) 264 exemplars
A Rich Full Death (1986) 248 exemplars
The Dying of the Light (1993) 224 exemplars
Thanksgiving (2000) 177 exemplars
The Tryst (1989) 145 exemplars
Zen Omnibus (1998) 64 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Editor — 33 exemplars
Zen [2011 TV series] (2011) 30 exemplars
Lover Pie 1 exemplars
The Vine (2002) 1 exemplars
Zen: Cabal [DVD] 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Moonraker (1955) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,271 exemplars
Time Out Rome (1994) — Introducció — 109 exemplars
Granta 39: The Body (1992) — Col·laborador — 105 exemplars
Best Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
New Writing 7 (1998) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
A Long Finish | Circles of Confusion | Taking Lives (2000) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Do you like wine or truffles? This is a murder mystery centered around both delicacies in Alba, a small hill town in northern Italy. Aurelio Zen has been sent from the big city of Rome to aid in an unusual case. Instead of finding the real killer, he is to clear the name of a winemaker accused of (and jailed for) killing his father. Only when Zen gets to Alba, the murder case of Also Vincenzo is "solved" without his contribution or nosey interference. Strange. When the authorities try to rush him out of town he grows even more suspicious and decides to stick around. The town intrigues him and he is no hurry to leave. It becomes even more mysterious when subsequently two more people die. One by suicide and one by accident...or so it seems.
The more I read about Zen the more I remembered his character from Cosi Fan Tutti. He is still a very complicated man. He is prone to sleepwalking to the point of serious injury. When he starts receiving strange calls he doesn't know about phone devices that can disguise voices. As a police officer, this detail surprised me. He has the ability to become unglued at a moment's notice. An act or truth, I could not tell. He might have fathered a child out of wedlock. He doesn't always have the best intentions but other times he will surprise you.
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SeriousGrace | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Mar 18, 2024 |
1855 in Florence, Italy –
An area nicked-named “paradise of exiles” is currently dealing with an unusually high number of deaths. Six murders in the expat neighbourhood with no solutions.

The story is told in the form of letters from one Robert Booth, from America, to his friend Professor Prescott.

Booth has managed to get accepted into the social circle of Robert Browning (yes, the poet) and is considered a friend by Browning. When Browning takes it upon himself to investigate the first murder, Booth partners to help.

The first murder victim is a woman Booth was deeply in love with sometime back, so he feels he should help Browning. Five more murders occur and the investigations continue.

The plot is a bit tricky to follow, but reading it you feel you are back in that period. Characters, descriptions and events are well written. Great for readers who enjoy period writings of this era.

The solution is a read head turner!
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ChazziFrazz | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Sep 2, 2023 |
Venice, crime, police, good read.
mykl-s | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2023 |
Otoño de 1888. Las crónicas periodísticas registran detalles estremecedores sobre los crímenes ocurridos en el East End de Londres. Tres mujeres, pobres, jóvenes de moral dudosa, han aparecido apuñaladas en las calles de Whitechapel. El asesino se ha encarnizado con los cuerpos, mutilándolos salvajemente. Para colmo, se permite el lujo de enviar notas burlonas al Yard firmadas como Jack el Destripador. Sólo un hombre del genio de Sherlock Holmes es capaz de resolver estos crímenes espeluznantes y de enfrentarse a un monstruo lleno de sadismo y dotado de una inteligencia devastadora.… (més)
Natt90 | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |



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