A RICH FULL DEATH.

Dibdin, Michael.

ISBN 10: 022402387X / ISBN 13: 9780224023870
Published by London: Jonathan Cape, (1986) dj, 1986
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. His rather hard to find second novel - an ingenious pastiche, in which poet Robert Browning, with the help of a young Bostonian, Richard Booth, investigates a series of gory crimes in 19th century Florence, Italy. SIGNED on the title page. 204 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some scoring to a few pages at the beginning of the book). Bookseller Inventory # 66099

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Title: A RICH FULL DEATH.

Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, (1986) dj

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Florence,1855. "The English are dying too much," the city's police chief observes. And members of the foreign community in this quaint Italian backwater, both English and American, are indeed dying at an alarming rate and in an extraordinary variety of ingenious and horrible ways.
      
With the local authorities out of their depth, the distinguished resident Robert Browning launches his own private investigation, aided and abetted by an expatriot Robert Booth. Unfortunately, their amateur sleuthing is hampered by the fact that each of their suspects becomes the next victim in a series of murders orchestrated by a killer with a taste for poetic justice. A Rich Full Death features characters both historical and imaginary, ranging from an enticing servant girl to Mr. Browning's consumptive, world-famous wife, Elizabeth Barrett, in a tale lush with period detail, intricately plotted, and with a truly astonishing final twist.

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"Fruitily atmospheric as a crumbling necropolis with a startling (and hauntingly ambiguous) finale." --The Guardian

"Vigorous and amusing. . .Dibdin convincingly creates the cosmopolitan society of nineteenth-century Florence." --Daily Telegraph

"Clever plotting, witty writing, and a well-judged display of historical background." --The Times (London)

"Dibdin has a gift for shocking the unshockable reader." --Ruth Rendell

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