Back to Bologna
By (author) Michael Dibdin
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Back to Bologna by Michael Dibdin
Book DescriptionWhen the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is called to Bologna to oversee the investigation. Recovering slowly from surgery, and fleeing an equally painful crisis in his personal life, Zen is only too happy to take on what at first appears to be a routine and relatively undemanding assignment. But soon a world-famous university professor is shot with the same gun, immediately after publicly humiliating Italy's leading celebrity television chef, the case - intertwined with the fates of an earnest student of semiotics and a mysterious young immigrant who claims to be from Ruritania - spins out of control, and Zen is in no condition to rise to the challenge. There's also a wild card in the pack - Tony Speranza, Bologna's most flamboyant private detective. Back to Bologna is dazzlingly plotted, features a cast of vivid and idiosyncratic characters, and along the way delivers both comic and serious insights into the realities of today's Italy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571227754
(220mm x mm x mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Dibdin
Last Sherlock Holmes Story, Paperback (August 2012)
Three women have been savagely murdered. To calm the public outcry, Scotland Yard approaches London's most eminent detective, Sherlock Holmes, and asks him to investigate the killer. Can Holmes solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper?
Rich Full Death, Paperback (October 2011)
Young Bostonian Robert Booth manoeuvres an entree into the residence of Robert Browning and his wife Elizabeth in nineteenth-century Florence. When Mr Browning is called away, Booth follows him - and is brought to the village of his childhood sweetheart, who is now hanging by the neck from a tree in the garden...
End Games, Paperback (February 2011)
Aurelio Zen's final case brings him to remote town of Calabria, at the toe of Italy's boot, on what is supposed to be a routine assignment: the death of a scout for an American film company. But the case is complicated by a group of dangerous strangers who have arrived to uncover another local mystery - buried treasure...
Vendetta, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Michael Dibdin
Inspector Zen has a problem: an impossible murder, recorded on the closed-circuit video of Oscar Burolo's top-security Sardinian fortress. As Zen gets to work, he is once again plunged into a menacing and violent world where his own life is soon at risk.
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Author Biography - Michael Dibdin
Michael Dibdin was born in 1947 and attended schools in Scotland and Ireland and universities in England and Canada. He currently lives in Seattle and is the author of the intemationally bestselling Aurelio Zen series, including Blood Rain, And then You Die and, most recently, Medusa.
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