Michael Dibdin





Michael Dibdin

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born
in Wolverhampton, The United Kingdom
March 21, 1947

died
March 30, 2007

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About this author

Michael Dibdin was born in 1947. He went to school in Northern Ireland, and later to Sussex University and the University of Alberta in Canada. He lived in Seattle. After completing his first novel, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, in 1978, he spent four years in Italy teaching English at the University of Perugia. His second novel, A Rich Full Death, was published in 1986. It was followed by Ratking in 1988, which won the Gold Dagger Award for the Best Crime Novel of the year and introduced us to his Italian detective - Inspector Aurelio Zen.

Dibdin was married three times, most recently to the novelist K. K. Beck. His death in 2007 followed a short illness.

Series:
* Aurelio Zen


Average rating: 3.76 · 10,181 ratings · 985 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 2,372 ratings — published 1978 — 18 editions
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Ratking (Aurelio Zen, #1)
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,461 ratings — published 1988 — 24 editions
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Dead Lagoon (Aurelio Zen, #4)
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 937 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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Vendetta (Aurelio Zen, #2)
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 898 ratings — published 1990 — 19 editions
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Cabal (Aurelio Zen, #3)
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 682 ratings — published 1992 — 17 editions
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Così Fan Tutti (Aurelio Zen...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 1996 — 19 editions
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A Long Finish (Aurelio Zen,...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 492 ratings — published 1998 — 25 editions
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Blood Rain (Aurelio Zen, #7)
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 476 ratings — published 1999 — 22 editions
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Medusa (Aurelio Zen, #9)
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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And Then You Die (Aurelio Z...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2002 — 17 editions
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More books by Michael Dibdin…
Ratking Vendetta Cabal Dead Lagoon Così Fan Tutti A Long Finish Blood Rain
Aurelio Zen (11 books)
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3.714447752729335 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 7,053 ratings

“He certainly seemed to have all the qualities of a gentleman, but the interesting kind who knows exactly when to stop behaving like one.”
Michael Dibdin, Medusa

“Criminals have the same aspirations as everyone else. That's why they become criminals.”
Michael Dibdin, Ratking

“Imagine living in a country where the cops are all people who're cut out for the job.”
Michael Dibdin, Ratking

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