Imagen del editor

A Long Finish: An Aurelio Zen Mystery [Hardcover] [Aug 25, 1998] Dibdin, Michael

Dibdin, Michael

863 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0375404295 / ISBN 13: 9780375404290
Editorial: Pantheon, 1998
Usado Condición: Used: Like New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Atlantic Books (Mars Hill, NC, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 23 de abril de 1999

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 26,22 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito


New York, New York; Pantheon Books; 1998; 1st American Edition; Hardcover; Near Fine in Fine dust jacket; SIGNED First American Edition. Signed in ink on first free end page. Near-Fine Hards Cover in a Fine dust jacket. An Aurelio Zen Mystery; N° de ref. de la librería 0422124

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: A Long Finish: An Aurelio Zen Mystery [...

Editorial: Pantheon

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Used: Like New

Acerca de


Ratking, Vendetta, Cabal, Dead Lagoon, Così Fan Tutti--in each of these masterfully suspenseful and atmospheric novels we have met Michael Dibdin's Italian Criminalpol officer Aurelio Zen. Intelligent and urbane (if a little weary), Zen galvanizes us not only with his ability to solve the most intractable crimes but also with his methodology. He is both devious and moral, a slave to the status quo and original in his thinking, amused by his own tor-
por and surprised by his drive. Now, in The Long Finish, he is driven by something new: a steely
instinct for self-preservation coupled with a love
of good food and wine.
After a riotous and heroic stint in Naples, Zen is back in Rome, meeting with a world-famous film director at the instruction of his superiors. In the privacy of a remarkably well stocked wine cellar, the director--whose influence clearly reaches beyond the entertainment industry--convinces Zen to arrange for the release of the scion of an important wine-growing family, who has been jailed for the murder of his own father. At stake for the director, a connoisseur of Piedmontese wines, is this year's vintage: only the jailed man can ensure the timely harvesting of his family's precious grapes. At stake for Zen: avoiding a posting to the dreaded Sicily.
In Alba--an outwardly serene village set among rolling hills that are planted with vines for as far as the eye can see--Zen discovers that only spilled blood can separate a family from its land. And though murder here is rare, it is complex. But at least it's accompanied by heaping plates of pasta, generous shavings of white truffles, and bottomless glasses of wine. If only Zen can keep his policing skills as sharp as his palate is pampered. . . .


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

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

After 40 years in a brick and mortar storefront, we are now selling online only.

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

Payment through ABE. Phone (828) 216-9593, 10:30-5:30 (Eastern) Mon-Sat or e-mail


U.S.A.: $ 4.00 first book, 1.50 each additional book. All U.S. shipments are by
U.S. Postal Service.

Condiciones de envío:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Cheque Giro Postal