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The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Paperback, Main): Michael Dibdin The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Paperback, Main)
Michael Dibdin
R194 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R23 (12%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

There can be no question that the contents of this book will prove extremely controversial. Many people will be deeply shocked by the nature of Watson's statement. Many will no doubt prefer to reject it rather than surrender the beliefs of a lifetime. Others will at least regret that two of the great mysteries of crime are finally solved... An extraordinary document comes to light which for fifty years had been held on deposit by the bankers of the deceased John Herbert Watson MD - better known as Dr Watson. The document, written by Dr Watson himself, opens in the East End of London in 1888. Three women have been savagely murdered. To calm the public outcry, Scotland Yard approaches London's most eminent detective, Sherlock Holmes, and asks him to investigate the killer. Can Holmes solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper? And why has this story been suppressed for so long?

End Games - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback): Michael Dibdin End Games - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback)
Michael Dibdin
R322 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R24 (7%) 17 working days

When an advance scout for an American film company disappears, Aurelio Zen's most recent assignment in remote Calabria becomes anything but routine. Despite a savage attack that has scared the locals silent, Zen is determined to expose the truth. To make matters more complicated, a group of dangerous strangers, led by a rich, single-minded American have arrived to uncover another local mystery--buried treasure--and they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. What ensues is a fiendishly suspenseful case that only Aurelio Zen could stumble into and only Michael Dibdin could have created: a wild thriller that takes us deep into a remote region of Italy and the darkest corners of human nature.

A Long Finish - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed): Michael Dibdin A Long Finish - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed)
Michael Dibdin
R282 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R19 (7%) 17 working days

From the award-winning author of Ratking and Dead Lagoon comes a delicious new Aurelio Zen mystery in which wine and truffles figure as prominently as greed and vengence.

When the son of a Piedmontese wine-making family is jailed for killing his father, Aurelio Zen is ordered to secure his release. The reason: A certain well-connected wine connoisseur wants to make sure that this year's vintage goes to harvest.

In the hill town of Alba, Zen finds himself in the midst of a traditional culture in which family and soil are inextricablt linked, bombarded with gossip, and stalked by a mysterious telephone caller with tantalizing clues to his past. He also discovers that certain meals may really be to die for. A Long Finish is Michael Dibdin at his most elegant and surprising.

Back to Bologna (Paperback, 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed): Michael Dibdin Back to Bologna (Paperback, 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed)
Michael Dibdin
R283 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R19 (7%) 17 working days

In the latest installment in his critically acclaimed Italian mystery series, Michael Didbin sends Aurelio Zen to Italy's culinary capital, Bologna, where he discovers that some cases are not quite what they appear to be.
When the corpse of the shady Bologna industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Aurelio Zen is summoned to oversee the investigation. Anxious for a break from his girlfriend, who attributes Zen's slow recovery from routine surgery to hypochondria, he is only too happy to take on what first appears to be an undemanding assignment. The case quickly spins out of control, becoming entangled with the fates of a student semiotics, a mysterious immigrant claiming to be royalty, and Bologna's most incompetent private detective. Meanwhile a prominent postmodern academic accuses Italy's leading celebrity chef of being a fraud. "Back to Bologna" is dazzlingly plotted and delivers both comic and serious insights into the realities of today's Italy.

Ratking - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed): Michael Dibdin Ratking - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed)
Michael Dibdin
R283 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R19 (7%) 17 working days

In this masterpiece of psychological suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. But nobody much wants Zen to succeed: not the local authorities, who view him as an interloper, and certainly not Miletti's children, who seem content to let the head of the family languish in the hands of his abductors -- if he's still alive.

Was Miletti truly the victim of professionals?  Or might his kidnapper be someone closer to home: his preening son Daniele, with his million-lire wardrobe and his profitable drug business?  His daughter, Cinzia, whose vapid beauty conceals a devastating secret? The perverse Silvio, or the eldest son Pietro, the unscrupulous fixer who manipulates the plots of others for his own ends? As Zen tries to unravel this rat's nest of family intrigue and official complicity, Michael Dibdin gives us one of his most accomplished thrillers, a chilling masterpiece of police procedure and psychological suspense.

Dead Lagoon - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed): Michael Dibdin Dead Lagoon - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed)
Michael Dibdin
R304 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R21 (7%) 17 working days

Dibdin gives readers a deliciously creepy new novel featuring the urbane and skeptical Aurelio Zen. In this new mystery, Zen returns to his native Venice, searching for a missing American millionaire and encountering an assortment of corpses--including a suspiciously new skeleton that surfaces on the Isle of the Dead.

Vendetta - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Michael Dibdin Vendetta - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Michael Dibdin 1
R284 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R19 (7%) 17 working days

In Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen, Michael Dibdin has given the mystery one of its most complex and compelling protagonists: a man wearily trying to enforce the law in a society where the law is constantly being bent. In this, the first novel he appears in, Zen himself has been assigned to do some law bending. Officials in a high government ministry want him to finger someone--anyone--for the murder of an eccentric billionaire, whose corrupt dealings enriched some of the most exalted figures in Italian politics.But Oscar Burolo's murder would seem to be not just unsolvable but impossible. The magnate was killed on a heavily fortified Sardinian estate, where every room was monitored by video cameras. Those cameras captured Burolo's grisly death, but not the face of his killer. And that same killer, elusive, implacable, and deranged, may now be stalking Zen. Inexorable in its suspense, superbly atmospheric, Vendetta is further proof of Dibdin's mastery of the crime novel.

Medusa (Paperback, 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed): Michael Dibdin Medusa (Paperback, 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed)
Michael Dibdin
R284 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R19 (7%) 17 working days

After a decomposed body is discovered in an abandoned military tunnel, Inspector Aurelio Zen travels north to the Italian Alps to investigate. At first glance, the death appears to have been an accident. But when Zen takes a closer look, a mysterious tattoo begins to tell a much more sinister tale, especially after the body is snatched from the morgue. As Zen races to discover the inner workings of a clandestine military organization named Medusa, he is reminded of just how lethal Italian history can be.
Medusa takes us on an exploration of the dark history of post-war Italy and a modern-day sightseeing tour of what Zen calls "Italia Lite." In the urbane and pragmatic Zen, world-class mystery novelist Michael Dibdin has given us a detective unlike any other. And in this latest installment of this critically acclaimed series, we are treated to a mystery that drips with intrigue and a thriller so satisfying the pages cannot be turned fast enough.

Blood Rain - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed): Michael Dibdin Blood Rain - An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed)
Michael Dibdin
R288 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R18 (6%) 17 working days

Tough, philosophical, and world-weary detective Aurelio Zen returns in Michael Dibdin's latest foray into the maze of Italian criminal and political entanglements.

This time Zen finds himself with an assignment he'd rather have avoided. After years of, shall we say, flirting with the enemy, he finds himself in the heart of hostile territory: Sicily, the ancient, beautiful island where blood has been known to flow like wine, if not water, and the distinction between the police and the criminals is a fine one. And when Zen's adopted daughter, Carla, comes across some information that certain people wish to remain secret and develops a friendship with a magistrate on the Mafia's most wanted list, the plot develops into one of Dibdin's most enthralling inventions.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 3:: The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Paperback, New Ed): Michael Dibdin, Rosalie Kerr Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 3:: The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Paperback, New Ed)
Michael Dibdin, Rosalie Kerr
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story." David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Thanksgiving (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed): Michael Dibdin Thanksgiving (Paperback, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed)
Michael Dibdin
R230 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R15 (7%) Out of stock

Thanksgiving is a moving portrait of the profound effects of love when all that seems to remain is loss and grief. Unhinged by his wife’s unexpected death, Anthony, a middle-aged Seattle journalist, becomes obsessed with her past. He drives through the Nevada desert to locate her ex-husband looking for some unnamable solace. But, what awaits him is a bizarre and violent encounter with the past that entangles Anthony with his half-estranged stepchildren, the police, and his own disquieted mind and that only makes Lucy’s ghostly presence seem all the more real. The crisp dialogue, shadowy atmosphere, and sharp pacing of a master crime writer work to great effect in this arresting story that toys with the precipice of insanity and the extremes of passion and loss. This is a splendid shadow play on the enduring human mystery of love.

Cabal - Complete & Unabridged (Audio cassette): Michael Dibdin Cabal - Complete & Unabridged (Audio cassette)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Tudor Barnes
R1,446 Discovery Miles 14 460 Out of stock

When one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell a hundred and fifty feet to his death in the Basilica at St. Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. What was he doing in the Vatican? Why was he being watched? Did he fall? Or was he pushed? The papal authorities contacted the Criminalpol; the duty officer put out a call. Inspector Aurelio Zen is back on duty. As Zen probes deeper into Ruspanti's death, he finds witness after witness mysteriously silenced by death. He soon understands that he will never crack the case until he has penetrated the most secret of all secret societies - the Cabal.

A Long Finish (MP3 format, CD): Michael Dibdin A Long Finish (MP3 format, CD)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Kitchen
R275 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R19 (7%) Out of stock
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (MP3 format, CD): Michael Dibdin The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (MP3 format, CD)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Robert Glenister
R275 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R19 (7%) Out of stock
Back to Bologna (MP3 format, CD): Michael Dibdin Back to Bologna (MP3 format, CD)
Michael Dibdin
R187 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R12 (6%) Out of stock
End Games (Large print, CD, Large type / large print edition): Michael Dibdin End Games (Large print, CD, Large type / large print edition)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Tudor Barnes
R1,800 Discovery Miles 18 000 Out of stock

Italian police detective, Aurelio Zen, is posted to remote Calabria, at the toe of the Italian boot, on a routine assignment. But what he encounters there is anything but routine. Beneath the surface of a tight-knit community, violent forces are at work. Zen is determined to find a way to penetrate the code of silence and uncover the truth behind a brutal murder. His mission is complicated by another secret that has drawn strangers from the other side of the world - a hunt for buried treasure, launched by a single-minded player with millions to spend pursuing his bizarre and deadly obsession.

Cosi Fan Tutti (MP3 format, CD): Michael Dibdin Cosi Fan Tutti (MP3 format, CD)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Kitchen
R275 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R19 (7%) Out of stock
Cabal (MP3 format, CD): Michael Dibdin Cabal (MP3 format, CD)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Kitchen
R275 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R19 (7%) Out of stock
And Then You Die (Paperback): Michael Dibdin And Then You Die (Paperback)
Michael Dibdin
R265 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R17 (6%) Out of stock

Having survived an explosive assassination attempt, Italian police detective Aurelio Zen finds himself convalescing at a Tuscan seaside resort town, where he is under orders to lie low until he is to testify at a much-anticipated Mafia trial. The quiet—and the boredom are relieved by the pleasant distraction of the beautiful Gemma, but just when he feels he is getting somewhere with her, a the discovery of corpse in his usual lounge chair brings his holiday to an abrupt end. Convinced that the Mafia has finally located him, the police put Zen on the move again, in startling directions.

And Then You Die, Michael Dibdin’s latest installment in the Aurelio Zen series, is a wicked, twisting tale that pits Zen against invisible assassins and the possibility of forced retirement. As the plot unfolds, and Zen ponders his uncertain future, bodies are stacking up around him. And Then You Die is another exceptionally surprising, consistently funny triumph from a master of the genre.

Blood Rain (MP3 format, CD): Michael Dibdin Blood Rain (MP3 format, CD)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Kitchen
R275 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R19 (7%) Out of stock
Rat King - Complete & Unabridged (Audio cassette): Michael Dibdin Rat King - Complete & Unabridged (Audio cassette)
Michael Dibdin
R1,600 Discovery Miles 16 000 Out of stock
Vendetta (CD): Michael Dibdin Vendetta (CD)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Tudor Barnes
R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Out of stock

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. . .

And Then You Die - And Then You Die Complete & Unabridged (CD): Michael Dibdin And Then You Die - And Then You Die Complete & Unabridged (CD)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Tudor Barnes
R1,476 Discovery Miles 14 760 Out of stock

After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, Aurelio Zen is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an anti-Mafia trial. It seems just a matter of time before the Mafia manage to finish the job they bungled months before on a lonely Sicilian road...

Vintage Book of Classic Crime (Paperback): Michael Dibdin Vintage Book of Classic Crime (Paperback)
Michael Dibdin
R296 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R18 (6%) Out of stock

Michael Dibdin has assembled fifty-four of the most stylish, original and subversive examples of the literature of murder. Whether written by eminent practitioners such as James M. Cain or Dashiell Hammett, or distinguished "amateurs" like Ernest Hemingway or Franz Kafka, the stories, essays, and novel excerpts in this volume push past their genre's familiar conventions to explore what makes crime CRIME. Suspenseful and exhilarating, hard-boiled and high art, the result is a dazzling gallery of murder that reveals how daring and controversial crime writing can be.

Contributors and stories include: James M. Cain, "The Postman Always Rings Twice"' Raymond Chandler, "Pick-up on Noon Street"; Anton Chekhov, "The Shooting Party"; Umberto Eco; William Faulkner, "Smoke"; Dashiell Hammett, "The Glass Key"; Ernest Hemingway, "The Killers"; George V. Higgins, "Trust"; Patricia Highsmith, "Strangers on a Train"; P.D. James and T.A. Critchley, "The Maul and the Pear Tree"; James Joyce; Franz Kafka; Elmore Leonard; Walter Mosley, "A Red Death"; Edgar Allan Poe,"The Tell-tale Heart"; Georges Simenon, "Maiget's Memoirs"; Isaac Bashevis Singer, "Under the Knife"; Julian Symons, "The Man Who Killed Himself"; Barbara Vine, "A Dark-Adapted Eye"; James Thurber; Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"; and Emile Zola, "Therese Raquin."

Vendetta (Audio cassette, Unabridged): Michael Dibdin Vendetta (Audio cassette, Unabridged)
Michael Dibdin; Read by Michael Tudor Barnes
R1,600 Discovery Miles 16 000 Out of stock
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