WorldCat Identities

Dibdin, Michael

Works: 153 works in 1,144 publications in 16 languages and 22,292 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Dark comedy films  Crime films  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6054.I26, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Dibdin
Medusa : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a murdered body is discovered, and then stolen, from an abandoned military tunnel in the Italian Alps, Aurelio Zen investigates to see if the killing is somehow related to a recent car bombing in the tax haven of Campion d'Italia
Così fan tutti : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

60 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery presented as opera buffa. It features Aurelio Zen of the Naples police in a scheme to dissuade the daughters of a wealthy widow from marrying Mafia men. The operation leads to the discovery of a gang of terrorists, masquerading as garbage collectors. By the author of Dead Lagoon
Blood rain : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a rotting corpse in a railroad car leads Aurelio Zen to an ancient Sicilian town where he must navigate the unwritten rules of village life in order to solve the case
A long finish : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

59 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Aurelio Zen is dispatched to Piedmont to investigate the mutilation and murder of a wealthy wine grower. He discovers a closed society with lots of secrets. By the author of Cosi Fan Tutti
End games : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a routine assignment in the remote region of Calabria, police detective Aurelio Zen is drawn into two suspicious cases involving the disappearance of an advance scout for an American film company and a hunt for buried treasure
And then you die : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiding out at a Tuscan resort following months of recuperation from wounds received in a car bombing, Aurelio Zen is waiting to testify at an imminent Mafia trial, but with people around him dropping dead, the targets of hitmen after him, Zen heads back into action to stop the killers
Vendetta by Michael Dibdin( Book )

64 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venetian police inspector Zen is assigned to find the killer responsible for a massacre at the estate of a millionaire
Ratking by Michael Dibdin( Book )

70 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this masterpiece of psychological suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. But nobody much wants Zen to succeed: not the local authorities, who view him as an interloper, and certainly not Miletti's children, who seem content to let the head of the family languish in the hands of his abductors -- if he's still alive. Was Miletti truly the victim of professionals? Or might his kidnapper be someone closer to home: his preening son Daniele, with his million-lire wardrobe and his profitable drug business? His daughter, Cinzia, whose vapid beauty conceals a devastating secret? The perverse Silvio, or the eldest son Pietro, the unscrupulous fixer who manipulates the plots of others for his own ends? As Zen tries to unravel this rat's nest of family intrigue and official complicity, Michael Dibdin gives us one of his most accomplished thrillers, a chilling masterpiece of police procedure and psychological suspense
Cabal by Michael Dibdin( Book )

71 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great basilica of St. Peter's has long held a bizarre fascination for those intent upon ending their lives. But this time the man who has jumped to his death could prove most embarrassing to the Vatican, which is why Aurelio Zen must reluctantly leave his lover's bed to investigate Prince Ludovico Ruspanti's apparent suicide. Caught between Italian Government equivocations and Vatican City intrigues, Zen is willing to confirm the suicide verdict despite solid
Back to Bologna by Michael Dibdin( Book )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the corpse of the shady Bologna industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Aurelio Zen is summoned to oversee the investigation. Anxious for a break from his girlfriend, who attributes Zen's slow recovery from routine surgery to hypochondria, he is only too happy to take on what first appears to be an undemanding assignment. The case quickly spins out of control, becoming entangled with the fates of a student semiotics, a mysterious immigrant claiming to be royalty, and Bologna's most incompetent private detective. Meanwhile a prominent postmodern academic accuses Italy's leading celebrity chef of being a fraud. Back to Bologna is dazzlingly plotted and delivers both comic and serious insights into the realities of today's Italy"--Publisher description (November 2006)
Thanksgiving by Michael Dibdin( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British journalist Anthony becomes obsessed with his late wife's early life and travels to Nevada to meet her first husband
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Book )

77 editions published between 1460 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes answers the call of Scotland Yard and, with faithful Watson in attendance, seeks to uncover the identity of the brutal murderer of young women in London's East End
Dirty tricks by Michael Dibdin( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman hvor fortælleren, en gammel 68'er, prøver at retfærdiggøre sin karakter, sine handlinger og sit livssyn, især da han i sine ægteskaber altid finder en mere interessant kvinde, end den han er gift med
The tryst by Michael Dibdin( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een psychologe, die kampt met een slecht huwelijk, voelt zich nauw betrokken bij een 16-jarige jongen die pretendeert schizofreen te zijn
The dying of the light : a mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet as the novel unfolds, in scene after startling, horrifically funny scene, we see again and again that at Eventide Lodge things are not at all what they seem
A rich full death by Michael Dibdin( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Establishing Dibdin as a master of the historical mystery, "A Rich Full Death" begins in 1855 Florence at the hanging of Isabel Eaken. Engrossing, lively, lush with details, this evocative story has been seamlessly created from both fact and fancy, characters both imagined and real
Dark specter by Michael Dibdin( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Washington State, Phil's family is slain and police link the crime to a series of murders by a satanic cult killer. But who is this man? As police race to catch the killer before he strikes again, Phil, who narrates much of the story, pursues a friendship with Sam, a Vietnam War veteran, with whom he shared drugs in their hippie youth. Phil is about to get a shock
Zen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aurelio Zen is a formidable detective, but he's always put honesty before advancement. The arrival of clever and ambitious Tania to the team sees Zen's vigor reawakened. Driven by romance, re-energized, and armed with a new confidence, Zen's investigations take him from crowded Rome to the spectacular Italian countryside as he negotiates a complex string of murder cases
Dead Lagoon : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian detective Aurelio Zen returns to his native Venice to probe the disappearance of a wealthy American resident, but his investigation draws him into a disturbing confrontation with revelations about his own life
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and his faithful companion Dr. Watson are given a novel treatment by Michael Dibdin in this thriller, which finds the detectives stalking Jack the Ripper in the streets of London's East End in 1888
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Blood rain : an Aurelio Zen mystery
Alternative Names
Dibdin, Michael

Dibdin, Michael 1947-

Michael Dibdin britisk skribent

Michael Dibdin Brits schrijver

Michael Dibdin brittisk författare

Michael Dibdin écrivain britannique

Michael Dibdin englischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Michael Dibdin scrittore britannico

Дибдин, Майкл

딥딘, 마이클 1947-2007

ディブディン, マイクル

ディブディン, マイケル


English (532)

German (46)

French (43)

Dutch (33)

Spanish (27)

Danish (25)

Finnish (19)

Italian (17)

Swedish (14)

Japanese (11)

Polish (4)

Greek, Modern (2)

Thai (2)

Czech (2)

Portuguese (1)

Russian (1)

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