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Michael Dibdin
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Audio Tape - ISIS (2002)
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An Aurelio Zen Mystery
Aurelio Zen of Rome’s élite Criminalpol is back, but nobody’s supposed to know it. After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, he is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an anti-Mafia trial. Zen has clear instructions to sit back and enjoy the classic Italian beach holiday. But Zen is getting restless and, as an alarming number of people are dropping dead around him, it seems just a matter of time before the Mafia manage to finish the job they bungled months before on a lonely Sicilian road.
Abruptly, the pleasant monotony of beach life is cut short as Zen finds himself transported to a remote and strange world. But wherever he goes trouble follows. He must rely on his innate ability to navigate treacherous waters in order to stay alive.

After reading Classics at London University Michael Tudor Barnes trained at RADA for five years was a member of the National Theatre Company. He has also worked with the RSC, has played leading roles both home and abroad and has and over 600 radio broadcasts to his credit. Television work includes The Bill and Softly, Softly, but he is probably best known to viewers as Willy Roper in EastEnders.
Unabridged: 6 Cassettes Running Time: approx. 6 hrs 50 mins

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Audio Tape ISIS (2000)
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Inspector Zen has a problem: an impossible murder, recorded on the closed-circuit video of Oscar Burolo's top-security Sardinian fortress.
As Zen gets to work, he is once again plunged into a menacing and violent world where his own life is soon at risk ...

After reading Classics at London University Michael Tudor Barnes trained at RADA for five years was a member of the National Theatre Company. He has also worked with the RSC, has played leading roles both home and abroad and has and over 600 radio broadcasts to his credit. Television work includes The Bill and Softly, Softly, but he is probably best known to viewers as Willy Roper in EastEnders.
Unabridged: 8 Cassettes Running Time: approx. 9 hrs 38 mins

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About The Author
Michael Dibdin was born in 1947. He went to school in Northern Ireland, and later to Sussex University and the University of Alberta in Canada. He lives in Seattle. After completing his first novel, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, in 1978, he spent four years in Italy teaching English at the University of Perugia. His second novel, A Rich Full Death, was published in 1986. It was followed by Ratking in 1988, which won the Gold Dagger Award for the Best Crime Novel of the year and introduced us to his Italian detective - Inspector Aurelio Zen. In 1989 The Tryst was published to great acclaim and was followed by Vendetta in 1990, the second story in the Zen series. Dirty Tricks was published in 1991. Inspector Zen made his third appearance in Cabal, which was published in 1992. The Dying of the Light, an Agatha Christie pastiche, was published in 1993. His fourth Zen novel, Dead Lagoon, was published the following year. His next novel, Dark Spectre, was published in 1995. Two more Zen novels followed: Cosi Fan Tutti, set in Naples, was published in 1996 and A Long Finish was published in 1998. Blood Rain, the seventh Zen novel, was published in 1999. Thanksgiving was published in 2000, with the eighth Zen, And Then You Die, appearing in 2002.

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Bibliography
N.B. dates and publishers in dark red indicate British First Editions. Dates and publishers in black indicate recent reprints.

  • And Then You Die (ISIS, 2002)
  • Vendetta (ISIS, 2000) (Aurelio Zen)

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