Dead Lagoon: An Aurelio Zen Mystery by Michael Dibdin
Dead Lagoon: An Aurelio Zen Mystery
Author: Michael Dibdin
Title: Dead Lagoon: An Aurelio Zen Mystery
ISBN10: 0679753117
ISBN13: 978-0679753117
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard (January 3, 1996)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1689 kb
Size epub: 1575 kb
Rating: 4.9 ✪
Votes: 533
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Among the emerging generation of crime writers, none is as stylish and intelligent as Michael Dibdin, who, in Dead Lagoon, gives us a deliciously creepy new novel featuring the urbane and skeptical Aurelio Zen, a detective whose unenviable task it is to combat crime in a country where today's superiors may be tomorrow's defendants.Zen returns to his native Venice. He is searching for the ghostly tormentors of a half-demented contessa and a vanished American millionaire whose family is paying Zen under the table to determine his whereabouts-dead or alive. But he keeps stumbling over corpses that are distressingly concrete: from the crooked cop found drowned in one of the city's noisome "black wells" to a brand-new skeleton that surfaces on the Isle of the Dead. The result is a mystery rich in character and deduction, and intensely informed about the history, politics, and manners of its Venetian setting.