A Long Finish – Michael Dibdin

Prime holiday reading – I always associate Aurelio Zen with Walton on the Naze, a suitably watery landscape even if it’s not quite the same as his home town of Venice, where I first met him in Ratking. Hmm, I’m sure I’ve read more than just three of this series by Michael Dibdin…

A Long Finish was swiftly polished off on holiday at Forty Acres. Set in northern Italy, wine making, truffle hunting and villagers with long memories come together to produce another good crime and an equally good resolution by Aurelio Zen, with his usual scant regard for police protocol (such as there is in Italy).

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