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Back to Bologna by Michael Dibdin

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...

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 the Author

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 Aurelio Zen series, which includes Medusa, Back to Bologna and End Games. He died in 2007.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th February 2011

Author

Michael Dibdin

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780571270880

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