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Dibdin, Michael

Works: 157 works in 1,076 publications in 16 languages and 24,794 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PR6054.I26, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Dibdin
Most widely held works by Michael Dibdin
Medusa : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )
41 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a murdered body is discovered, and then stolen, from an abandoned military tunnel in the Italian Alps, Aurelio Zen investigates to see if the killing is somehow related to a recent car bombing in the tax haven of Campion d'Italia
Così fan tutti : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )
57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A murder mystery presented as opera buffa. It features Aurelio Zen of the Naples police in a scheme to dissuade the daughters of a wealthy widow from marrying Mafia men. The operation leads to the discovery of a gang of terrorists, masquerading as garbage collectors. By the author of Dead Lagoon
End games : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While on a routine assignment in the remote region of Calabria, police detective Aurelio Zen is drawn into two suspicious cases involving the disappearance of an advance scout for an American film company and a hunt for buried treasure
Blood rain : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discovery of a rotting corpse in a railroad car leads Aurelio Zen to an ancient Sicilian town where he must navigate the unwritten rules of village life in order to solve the case
A long finish : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )
48 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Aurelio Zen is dispatched to Piedmont to investigate the mutilation and murder of a wealthy wine grower. He discovers a closed society with lots of secrets. By the author of Cosi Fan Tutti
Back to Bologna by Michael Dibdin( Book )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When the corpse of the shady Bologna industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Aurelio Zen is summoned to oversee the investigation. Anxious for a break from his girlfriend, who attributes Zen's slow recovery from routine surgery to hypochondria, he is only too happy to take on what first appears to be an undemanding assignment. The case quickly spins out of control, becoming entangled with the fates of a student semiotics, a mysterious immigrant claiming to be royalty, and Bologna's most incompetent private detective. Meanwhile a prominent postmodern academic accuses Italy's leading celebrity chef of being a fraud. Back to Bologna is dazzlingly plotted and delivers both comic and serious insights into the realities of today's Italy" -- publisher description (November 2006)
And then you die : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )
40 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hiding out at a Tuscan resort following months of recuperation from wounds received in a car bombing, Aurelio Zen is waiting to testify at an imminent Mafia trial, but with people around him dropping dead, the targets of hitmen after him, Zen heads back into action to stop the killers
Vendetta by Michael Dibdin( Book )
61 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venetian police inspector Zen is assigned to find the killer responsible for a massacre at the estate of a millionaire
Dead Lagoon : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )
60 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a novel filled with insider details on Venice, Detective Aurelio Zen searches for a missing American millionaire. In the process he has an affair with a politician's wife. By the author of Cabal
Ratking by Michael Dibdin( Book )
51 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
aIn this masterpiece of psychological suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. But nobody much wants Zen to succeed: not the local authorities, who view him as an interloper, and certainly not Miletti's children, who seem content to let the head of the family languish in the hands of his abductors -- if he's still alive. Was Miletti truly the victim of professionals?Or might his kidnapper be someone closer to home: his preening son Daniele, with his million-lire wardrobe and his profitable drug business?His daughter, Cinzia, whose vapid beauty conceals a devastating secret? The perverse Silvio, or the eldest son Pietro, the unscrupulous fixer who manipulates the plots of others for his own ends? As Zen tries to unravel this rat's nest of family intrigue and official complicity, Michael Dibdin gives us one of his most accomplished thrillers, a chilling masterpiece of police procedure and psychological suspense
Cabal by Michael Dibdin( Book )
41 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great basilica of St. Peter's has long held a bizarre fascination for those intent upon ending their lives. But this time the man who has jumped to his death could prove most embarrassing to the Vatican, which is why Aurelio Zen must reluctantly leave his lover's bed to investigate Prince Ludovico Ruspanti's apparent suicide. Caught between Italian Government equivocations and Vatican City intrigues, Zen is willing to confirm the suicide verdict despite solid
Thanksgiving by Michael Dibdin( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British journalist Anthony becomes obsessed with his late wife's early life and travels to Nevada to meet her first husband
Dark specter by Michael Dibdin( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Washington State, Phil's family is slain and police link the crime to a series of murders by a satanic cult killer. But who is this man? As police race to catch the killer before he strikes again, Phil, who narrates much of the story, pursues a friendship with Sam, a Vietnam War veteran, with whom he shared drugs in their hippie youth. Phil is about to get a shock
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Book )
51 editions published between 1460 and 2012 in English and Thai and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes answers the call of Scotland Yard and, with faithful Watson in attendance, seeks to uncover the identity of the brutal murderer of young women in London's East End
Dirty tricks by Michael Dibdin( Book )
31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
aA comedy of manners, a mystery thriller, and a sardonic satire whose deliciously unscrupulous narrator claims that everything he did regarding his victims was "market-led, "Dirty Tricks When the nameless narrator embarks upon an affair with Karen, a seemingly vapid P.E. teacher married to a boring accountant, he does not know her fetish is for adultery while her husband is in the room or loitering nearby. But once he finds out, he doesn't care. He has been abroad for twenty years, and since his return to merry old England he's been startlingly uninhibited by morals or a conscience. Which is not only why he eventually gets involved with blackmail, a kidnapping, and two murders, but also how, with hilariously syllogistic logic, he's able to justify his role in all of it
The dying of the light : a mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yet as the novel unfolds, in scene after startling, horrifically funny scene, we see again and again that at Eventide Lodge things are not at all what they seem
The tryst by Michael Dibdin( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of my patients thinks somebody's trying to kill him," Aileen Macklin says to her husband over breakfast. A psychiatrist with a fading marriage, Aileen is haunted by the glue-sniffing lad who comes to her in a panic, begging to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for protection. Gary Dunn clearly needs help: ravaged by his squalid existence, he is paralyzed with fear about a murder he has witnessed and convinced he may be next. Unfortunately for Gary, he may just be right. And unfortunately for Aileen, she becomes far more involved in his case than professional ethics would recommend
A rich full death by Michael Dibdin( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Establishing Dibdin as a master of the historical mystery, "A Rich Full Death" begins in 1855 Florence at the hanging of Isabel Eaken. Engrossing, lively, lush with details, this evocative story has been seamlessly created from both fact and fancy, characters both imagined and real
Zen ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aurelio Zen is a formidable detective, but he's always put honesty before advancement. The arrival of clever and ambitious Tania to the team sees Zen's vigor reawakened. Driven by romance, re-energized, and armed with a new confidence, Zen's investigations take him from crowded Rome to the spectacular Italian countryside as he negotiates a complex string of murder cases
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Recording )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and his faithful companion Dr. Watson are given a novel treatment by Michael Dibdin in this thriller, which finds the detectives stalking Jack the Ripper in the streets of London's East End in 1888
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Alternative Names
Dibdin, Michael 1947-
Дибдин, Майкл
ディブディン, マイクル
ディブディン, マイケル
English (545)
Dutch (29)
Danish (25)
Spanish (21)
Finnish (19)
French (13)
Swedish (13)
Italian (13)
Japanese (12)
German (8)
Polish (5)
Greek, Modern (3)
Czech (2)
Portuguese (1)
Turkish (1)
Thai (1)