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Michael Dibdin Michael Dibdin (21 March 1947 - 30 March 2007) was a British crime writer. He was born in Wolverhampton, the son of a physicist, and was brought up from the age of seven in Northern Ireland where he attended Friends' School. He graduated with a degree in English from Sussex University, and then went to study for a master's degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. After publishing his first novel, he lived for four years in Italy, teaching at the university in Perugia. Later he lived in Seatltle, Washington.

Dibdin is best known for his Aurelio Zen mysteries, set in Italy. The first of these, Ratking, won the 'Gold Dagger' award in 1988. This series of detective novels provide a penetrating insight into the less visible aspects of Italian society over the last twenty years. The earlier books have a lightness of touch that gradually becomes much darker. The character of Zen himself is anti-heroic, which adds much to the books' irony and black humour. A final Zen book, End Games, appeared posthumously in July 2007.

Dibdin was married three times, most recently to the novelist K.K. Beck. He died in Seattle, Washington, following a short illness.

Medusa
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Medusa by Michael Dibdin

Dark Specter
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Dark Specter by Michael Dibdin

Dead Lagoon
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Dead Lagoon by Michael Dibdin

Vendetta
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Vendetta by Michael Dibdin

A Long Finish
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A Long Finish by Michael Dibdin

Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving by Michael Dibdin

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And Then You Die | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | And Then You Die | Signed First Edition Copy

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Cabal | Dibdin, Michael | First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | Cabal | First Edition Copy

1988 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Cosi Fan Tutti | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | Cosi Fan Tutti | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1986 NY: Pantheon  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Cosi Fan Tutti | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition UK Book Dibdin, Michael | Cosi Fan Tutti | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  1996 LON: Faber & Faber Limited  First UK edition, later printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dark Specter | Dibdin, Michael | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Dibdin, Michael | Dark Specter | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1996 NY: HarperCollins  Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Author Signed ARC  1996 NY: Pantheon  Advance reading copy, near fine (crease to jacket lower corners) in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Dark Specter | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | Dark Specter | Signed First Edition Copy

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Dark Spectre | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition UK Book Dibdin, Michael | Dark Spectre | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  1996 LON: Faber & Faber  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dead Lagoon | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition UK Book Dibdin, Michael | Dead Lagoon | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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End Games | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | End Games | Signed First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. 1988 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing,mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Long Finish, A | Dibdin, Michael | First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | Long Finish, A | First Edition Copy

1998 NY: Pantheon  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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1998 NY: Pantheon Books  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Long Finish, A | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition UK Book Dibdin, Michael | Long Finish, A | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 1998 LON: Faber & Faber  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Medusa | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | Medusa | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Pantheon  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Thanksgiving | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | Thanksgiving | Signed First Edition Copy

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Thanksgiving | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | Thanksgiving | Signed First Edition Copy

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Thanksgiving | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition UK Book Dibdin, Michael | Thanksgiving | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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Vendetta | Dibdin, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Dibdin, Michael | Vendetta | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1991 NY: Perfect Crime  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Michael Dibdin Bibliography

Sam Capra Series

Ratking - 1988

Vendetta - 1990

Cabal - 1992

Dead Lagoon - 1994

Cosi Fan Tutti - 1996

A Long Finish - 1998

Blood Rain - 1999

And Then You Die - 2002

Medusa - 2003

Back to Bologna - 2005

End Games - 2007

Other Novels

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story - 1978

A Rich Full Death - 1986

The Tryst - 1991

The Dying of the Light - 1993

Dark Spectre - 1995

Thanksgiving - 2000

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