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Michael Dibdin (1947–2007)

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Michael Dibdin is the author of thirteen previous novels. A native of England, he now lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, the mystery writer Katherine Beck. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Værker af Michael Dibdin

Frænde værst (1988) 977 eksemplarer
En jagt på skygger (1994) 830 eksemplarer
Hævn over hævn (1990) 716 eksemplarer
Cabal (1992) 689 eksemplarer
Così fan tutti (1996) 656 eksemplarer
A Long Finish (1998) 616 eksemplarer
Blood Rain (1999) 609 eksemplarer
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (1978) 541 eksemplarer
Medusa (2003) 513 eksemplarer
And Then You Die (2002) 479 eksemplarer
Dommedagsspillet (2005) 473 eksemplarer
Dommedagsspillet (2007) 417 eksemplarer
Beskidte tricks (1991) 284 eksemplarer
Dark Spectre (1995) 265 eksemplarer
A Rich Full Death (1986) 248 eksemplarer
The Dying of the Light (1993) 225 eksemplarer
Thanksgiving (2000) 177 eksemplarer
The Tryst (1989) 145 eksemplarer
Zen Omnibus (1998) 64 eksemplarer
The Picador Book of Crime Writing (1993) 59 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Redaktør — 33 eksemplarer
Zen [2011 TV series] (2011) 29 eksemplarer
Cabala (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Lover Pie 1 eksemplar
The Vine (2002) 1 eksemplar
Zen: Cabal [DVD] 1 eksemplar
Ratking 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

James Bond og Tordenkilen (1955) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver3,254 eksemplarer
Time Out Rome (1994) — Introduktion — 109 eksemplarer
Granta 39: The Body (1992) — Bidragyder — 105 eksemplarer
Best Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
New Writing 7 (1998) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
A Long Finish | Circles of Confusion | Taking Lives (2000) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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1855 in Florence, Italy –
An area nicked-named “paradise of exiles” is currently dealing with an unusually high number of deaths. Six murders in the expat neighbourhood with no solutions.

The story is told in the form of letters from one Robert Booth, from America, to his friend Professor Prescott.

Booth has managed to get accepted into the social circle of Robert Browning (yes, the poet) and is considered a friend by Browning. When Browning takes it upon himself to investigate the first murder, Booth partners to help.

The first murder victim is a woman Booth was deeply in love with sometime back, so he feels he should help Browning. Five more murders occur and the investigations continue.

The plot is a bit tricky to follow, but reading it you feel you are back in that period. Characters, descriptions and events are well written. Great for readers who enjoy period writings of this era.

The solution is a read head turner!
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ChazziFrazz | 9 andre anmeldelser | Sep 2, 2023 |
Venice, crime, police, good read.
mykl-s | 26 andre anmeldelser | Mar 2, 2023 |
Otoño de 1888. Las crónicas periodísticas registran detalles estremecedores sobre los crímenes ocurridos en el East End de Londres. Tres mujeres, pobres, jóvenes de moral dudosa, han aparecido apuñaladas en las calles de Whitechapel. El asesino se ha encarnizado con los cuerpos, mutilándolos salvajemente. Para colmo, se permite el lujo de enviar notas burlonas al Yard firmadas como Jack el Destripador. Sólo un hombre del genio de Sherlock Holmes es capaz de resolver estos crímenes espeluznantes y de enfrentarse a un monstruo lleno de sadismo y dotado de una inteligencia devastadora.… (mere)
Natt90 | 16 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2022 |
Probably a 3.75. Paints a rich picture or Italy, warts and all, and Zen is a wonderfully painted character even if rather flawed and not necessarily that likable.
malcrf | 24 andre anmeldelser | Sep 5, 2022 |



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