Dead Lagoon

Dead Lagoon

An Aurelio Zen Mystery

Book - 1995
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Italian detective Aurelio Zen returns to his native Venice to probe the disappearance of a wealthy American resident, but his investigation draws him into a disturbing confrontation with revelations about his own life
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995, c1994
Edition: 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed
ISBN: 9780679753117
0679753117
Branch Call Number: DIBDI
Characteristics: 297 p. : maps ; 21 cm

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tjdickey
May 27, 2017

It is completely fitting that for this fourth installment in the Aurelio Zen series, the detective returns to his native Venice. There is no more fitting location Dibdin could choose in Italy than Venice, whose canals, back alleys, and dead-ends mirror the convoluted twists of the plot, of the corruption in Italian officialdom, and in the mind of Zen himself; Venice, whose very life depends on the uncertain ebb and flow of the lagoon's waters.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

Michael Dibdin is a marvelous writer of mysteries and creator of Aurelio Zen, member of the elite Italian Criminpol. Zen's Venice is a gloomy place of decay and shifting waters. Sent to find a missing American and investigate a "haunting," he faces corruption, disorder and unseen menace. Dibdin is usually too black for me -- but unputdownable.

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