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Michael Dibdin


Michael Dibdin

(Born 21 March, 1947 in Wolverhampton. Died 30 March, 2007 in Seattle.)

British-born crime writer Michael Dibdin was educated in Ireland, England and Canada but moved to Italy to teach English, where he found the inspiration for his series detective, the Venetian–born Inspector Aurelio Zen. Dibdin deploys Zen in a number of different Italian cities throughout the 11 books in which he is featured. The final novel, End Games, appeared in July 2007 following the death of Dibdin in Seattle.

Aurelio Zen novels

  1. Ratking (1988) Review
  2. Vendetta (1990)
  3. Cabal (1992)
  4. Dead Lagoon (1994)
  5. Cosi Fan Tutti (1996)
  6. A Long Finish (1998)
  7. Blood Rain (1999)
  8. And Then You Die (2002)
  9. Medusa (2003)
  10. Back to Bologna (2005)
  11. End Games (2007)

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