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A Long Finish

Dibdin, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0571193412 / ISBN 13: 9780571193417
Published by Faber and Faber, Great Britain, 1998
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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An Aurelio Zen Mystery. Book has a bump in upper right front boards and shallow line indentation on back. Jacket shows slight wear on bottom edges and similar line indentation on back. No tears. Signed by Dibdin on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 000062

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Title: A Long Finish

Publisher: Faber and Faber, Great Britain

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Signed by the author First British Edition Dust Jacket - Like New 1st British/1st, Faber & Faber, 1998. SIGNED by the author Not a dirty ex-Library copy, no remainder mark, no ownership marks.

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Fresh from the successful investigation of a series of crimes in Naples, that admirably devious and dour Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen returns to his office in Rome to discover that a new set of bureaucrats is in power--with plans to punish him for his success by sending to him Sicily to fight the Mafia. Fate, in the form of a powerful film director, offers a way out: Zen is to go instead to Piedmont, where the murder of a noted winemaker--apparently by his son and heir--threatens the future of one of the film director's favorite vintages. Even though Zen is a Venetian by birth and drinks "fruity, fresh vino sfuso from the Friuli intended to be consumed within the year" as the director sarcastically notes, he can still see how important the case can be to his future--especially if it keeps him away from deadly Sicily. Not only wine but also truffles are involved in a growing series of murders in the area around Alba, and Michael Dibdin (an English writer who lives in Seattle but must spend lots of time in Italy) once again manages to capture the heart, soul, and stomach of the region. Zen, whose personal life is gradually revealed and expanded in each book in the series, finds out several surprising things about being a father in this one. Previous Zen encounters: Cosi Fan Tutti, Dead Lagoon, Ratking, Vendetta. --Dick Adler

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