Series: Aurelio Zen

Author: Michael Dibdin

Così Fan Tutti (1998)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 5
This is the complete review as it appears on my blog. Any links in the review on the blog are not reproduced here.This was a DNF. Note: minor spoilers.Set in Napoli (Naples) in Italy, this novel is one of a series, but it isn't the first in this series, and I haven't read any of the others, so ...
End Games (2009)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 3
This book is about bullying. Coming from the gut.My niece goes on about her mother who is always interpreting herself as Maltese, though her father wasn’t even born there and she has spent all of several days on the island. I totally agree with you, Martha. And yet despite that I’m perfectly capa...
Dead Lagoon (1996)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 1
Zen proves that you can't go home again when his return to Venice goes wrong in several different ways. He needs money to find a larger place so that he, his mother and Tania can live together. Or at least that's the plan. He has an opportunity to take on a private project, working on behalf of...
Medusa (2015)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 1
This book features Dibdin’s detective, Aurelio Zen, who hails originally from Venice though he now works from Rome. His boss asks him to look over a number of files and select one for investigation. The one he chooses turns out to be more complicated than expected. A body is discovered undergroun...
Ratking (1997)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 1
Like many of the reviews on this book, I turned to this book mostly after learning there was a Masterpiece Mystery series (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/zen/) coming out based on these books. And like many of the others, I find myself comparing Rufus Seawell's Zen with the character Dibdin ...
A Long Finish (2015)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
This is the only one of Dibdin's books I've read. Definitely has its points. The characterization is very uneven, but can be very good (Dr. Lucchese) and even brilliant (Minot). The style is good and mostly engaging, thought sometimes he strains a bit too hard for intellectual stature even at the...
Blood Rain (2004)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
http://avadhutrecommends.wordpress.com/Inspector Montalbano piqued my interest in Italian crime series. I started looking for good Italian mysteries and the name that kept cropping up at every corner was Aurelio Zen by Michael Dibdin. So, I jumped into middle of the series with Blood Rain. Right ...
Back to Bologna (2006)
3.54 of 5 Votes: 5
In Michael Dibdin's Back to Bologna, series character Aurelio Zen is sent to the city of the title to keep an eye on the progress of the police in solving the murder of a wealthy man who happened to own the local, struggling soccer team and who was loathed by thousands of soccer fans for his trea...
Cabal (1993)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 3
Another disappointment! While I quite liked Michael Dibdin's End Games (reviewed here ), his "Cabal" (1992), a substandard thriller, is a badly botched effort. Although The Scotsman in its back-cover blurb pronounces: "Michael Dibdin is an absolutely sensational writer", my take would be: "Mic...