Medusa – Michael Dibdin

Unlike recent reads, I really enjoyed this Aurelio Zen mystery, although the man himself didn’t make an appearance until well past page 40. Set in the independent minded mountain borderlands between Italy and Switzerland, this Zen outing provides a darker by more credible plot stetching back 30 years, and Zen’s sleuthing reveals relationships and careers based on lies and deceit. Zen seems at his best when he’s an outsider, and when Michale Dibdin keeps Zen’s personal life playing a remote second fiddle to his detective work and police force politicking.

Amazon.co.uk link: Medusa – Michael Dibdin