Blood Rain (Aurelio Zen Series #7)

Blood Rain (Aurelio Zen Series #7)

by Michael Dibdin
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Blood Rain (Aurelio Zen Series #7) by Michael Dibdin

Tough, philosophical, and world-weary detective Aurelio Zen returns in Michael Dibdin's latest foray into the maze of Italian criminal and political entanglements.

This time Zen finds himself with an assignment he'd rather have avoided. After years of, shall we say, flirting with the enemy, he finds himself in the heart of hostile territory: Sicily, the ancient, beautiful island where blood has been known to flow like wine, if not water, and the distinction between the police and the criminals is a fine one. And when Zen's adopted daughter, Carla, comes across some information that certain people wish to remain secret and develops a friendship with a magistrate on the Mafia's most wanted list, the plot develops into one of Dibdin's most enthralling inventions.

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ISBN-13: 9780375409158
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: Aurelio Zen Series , #7
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.85(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Michael Dibdin was born in England and raised in Northern Ireland. He attended Sussex University and the University of Alberta in Canada. He spent five years in Perugia, Italy, where he taught English at the local university. He went on to live in Oxford, England and Seattle, Washington. He was the author of eighteen novels, eleven of them in the popular Aurelio Zen series, including Ratking, which won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger, and Cabal, which was awarded the French Grand Prix du Roman Policier. His work has been translated into eighteen languages. He died in 2007.

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Blood Rain 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Blood Rain' is crime fiction raised to the level of fine art by a brilliant British author whose work must be making Wilkie Collins and A. Conan Doyle smile in their graves. 'Blood Rain' is richly textured, lyrical, quirky, spooky as hell and as redolent of Dibdin's beloved Italy as though each page had been sprayed by a fine mist of Gocce di Tartufo Bianco. What a shame that such powerful work is marketed as genre fiction. Nothing on the bestseller lists exceeds this fine book in mystery, suspense, finesse and narrative power. Five stars are not enough.
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PrairieBison More than 1 year ago
This was a bit disappointing though I'm giving it a "good enough" review. First of all it is too brief a story. The book listed at 288 pages is really something less than 220. It really did need those extra pages to develop a conclusion especially as the author gets caught up in some rather lengthy descriptions which seem to me to be off point and somewhat distracting. Secondly, the story ends in a cliff hanger. One will have to go to the next in the series to sort out what happened, something akin the watching a Saturday morning series as a child. I'm not a child and I expected, perhaps wrongly, the book to be a complete self contained story. My mistake! However, If a complete story is what you are expecting then don't make the same mistake I did.
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