Back to Bologna

by Michael Dibdin

Back to Bologna Synopsis

Turning to the window, Zen eyed his spectral other, so smugly solid and substantial. He felt as if he were the reflection and that image the original. 'A Shadow of his former self,' as the stock phrase went. A hopeless invalid. A sad case. When the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed, 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, and the case threatens to spin out of control...

Back to Bologna Press 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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571270880
Publication date: 17th February 2011
Author: Michael Dibdin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Michael Dibdin

Michael Dibdin was born in 1947, and attended schools in Scotland and Ireland and universities in England and Canada. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Inspector Zen Mystery series. The first novel in the series, Ratking, won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger. Other titles in the series include Medusa, Back to Bologna and End Games. He died in 2007.

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