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Back to Bologna By Michael Dibdin

Back to Bologna by Michael Dibdin

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Summary

The tenth Aurelio Zen mystery sees the world-weary Venetian detective in Bologna to investigate the apparently straightforward murder of a local industrialist.. Dazzlingly plotted, with a cast of idiosyncratic characters, and, although often comic in tone, this delivers the usual serious insights into the realities of today's Italy.

Back to Bologna Summary

Back to Bologna by Michael Dibdin

When 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.

Back to Bologna Reviews

" Clever. . . . It has wit, subtlety, a sense of mischief and exquisite cameos of Italy and Italians." - "The Times" (London) " "Back to Bologna" is the sprightliest entry in the Zen oeuvre for a good few years...Barely a page goes by without a big laugh. . . . I can' t wait until Dibdin takes us [to Italy] again." - "Daily Telegraph" " A clever mystery. . . . Pure pleasure from the first to the last." - "The Evening Standard"

About 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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GOR011113956
9780571227754
0571227759
Back to Bologna by Michael Dibdin
Used - Like New
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2005-08-04
240
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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