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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.
Aurelio Zen mysteries are easy to like. Aurelio Zen is hard to love. As Aurelio unwinds the intricate, finely woven plot, we follow along as he travels up and down the putrid... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tony Covatta
Disappointing storytelling. Must have been in a hurry to get another book to market. I have read all the zen books. This is really not up to standardPublished 19 days ago by John Murphey
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 3 months 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 10 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 12 months ago by David W. Nicholas