WorldCat Identities

Dibdin, Michael

Works: 162 works in 1,277 publications in 15 languages and 22,402 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Suspense fiction  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6054.I26, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Dibdin
Così fan tutti : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

66 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,363 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 )

51 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,271 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
Dead Lagoon : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

78 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel filled with insider details on Venice, Detective Aurelio Zen searches for a missing American millionaire. In the process he has an affair with a politician's wife. By the author of Cabal
A long finish : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

64 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,228 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 )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,213 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
Vendetta by Michael Dibdin( Book )

72 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venetian police inspector Zen is assigned to find the killer responsible for a massacre at the estate of a millionaire
And then you die : an Aurelio Zen mystery by Michael Dibdin( Book )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,141 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
Ratking by Michael Dibdin( Book )

71 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen has crossed swords with the establishment before - and lost. From the depths of a mundane desk job in Rome he is unexpectedly transferred to Perugia to take over a kidnapping case involving one of Italy's most powerful families."
Cabal by Michael Dibdin( Book )

74 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,113 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 )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,071 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)
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Book )

80 editions published between 1460 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 960 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
Thanksgiving by Michael Dibdin( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 910 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
Dirty tricks by Michael Dibdin( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living on the fringe of Oxford society as an ESL teacher, Tim befriends a suburban couple, falling in love with the discontented wife, and soon the two lovers are contemplating murder in the complacent atmosphere of middle class dinner parties
Dark specter by Michael Dibdin( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 665 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
The tryst by Michael Dibdin( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 655 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 )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And there are Rosemary and Dorothy: inseparable, longtime residents of the Lodge, would-be Misses Marple, who busy themselves solving the murder mystery they've spun around the days and nights of their fellow lodgers
A rich full death by Michael Dibdin( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 618 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
Zen by Lennox Tierney( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 546 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
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 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
Dirty tricks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part bawdy bedroom farce, part zany crime caper. The story about a charming underachiever on the run from the law. Sure, he's manipulative, money-grubbing, and completely amoral. But is he a murderer? Absolutely not, he insists, despite the pesky corpses piling up. After befriending an accountant, he beds the man's wife Karen before a wealthy widow next catches his eye. When Karen meets an untimely demise, a plodding police detective gets involved, and things take a decidedly dicey turn
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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 escritor británico

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 (576)

German (54)

French (44)

Dutch (32)

Spanish (31)

Danish (24)

Finnish (23)

Italian (22)

Swedish (17)

Japanese (12)

Polish (5)

Greek, Modern (3)

Thai (2)

Czech (2)

Portuguese (1)

Blood rain : an Aurelio Zen mysteryDead Lagoon : an Aurelio Zen mysteryA long finish : an Aurelio Zen mysteryEnd games : an Aurelio Zen mysteryVendettaAnd then you die : an Aurelio Zen mysteryRatkingCabal