Cover of: Back to Bologna | Michael Dibdin

About the Book

When the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is called to Bologna to oversee the investigation. Recovering slowly from surgery, and fleeing an equally painful crisis in his personal life, Zen is only too happy to take on what at first appears to be a routine and relatively undemanding assignment.But soon a world-famous university professor is shot with the same gun, immediately after publicly humiliating Italy?s leading celebrity television chef, and the case?intertwined with the fates of an earnest student of semiotics and a mysterious young immigrant who claims to be from Ruritania?spins out of control, and Zen is in no condition to rise to the challenge. There?s also a wild card in the pack, Tony Speranza, Bologna?s most flamboyant private detective.Back to Bologna is dazzlingly plotted, features a cast of vivid and idiosyncratic characters, and along the way delivers both comic and serious insights into the realities of today?s Italy.

Edition Notes

Series
Vintage crime/Black Lizard
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6054.I26 B33 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3430975M
Internet Archive
backtobologna00dibd
ISBN 10
0307275884
ISBN 13
9780307275882
LC Control Number
2005056363
OCLC/WorldCat
62533951
Google
6XWJNjxm8G0C
Library Thing
368856
Goodreads
453596
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