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"Zen is as sharp as ever in dealing with sneering Venetian lowlifes and bent Venetian cops. This masterfully atmospheric tale...will make most readers wish he could have stayed on the case forever." --Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A bit convoluted, but it is named for the opera. I do like the settings of Dibdin's books. You do get the feel of Italy.Published 1 month ago by John K. Looze
This is the most moving of the Zen mysteries. The opening pages are a bit off-putting, but once Zen himself and the city interact it becomes very persuasive. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charles Affron
Way back, 25 years or so ago, I read the author's first book, which was a Sherlock Holmes pastiche. I hated it, which I suspect has more to do with the ending and the fact that I'm... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David W. Nicholas
Aurelio Zen is turning into one interesting character.Dibdin is expanding his "back story" in this novel and allowing Zen to change and react to his circumstances. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stephanie Bacall
Got exposed to Aurelio Zen from the TV series, and I am now buying all the books. This book was like a revisit to Venice. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Barry A. Hudson