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|Format: ||Paperback, 256 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 October 2011|
Young Bostonian Robert Booth manoeuvres an entree into the Florentine residence of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When Mr Browning is called away, Booth follows him - and is brought to the village of his childhood sweetheart, who is now hanging by the neck from a tree in the garden.
Michael Dibdin's A Rich Full Death is thrilling murder mystery set in nineteenth-century Florence, in and around the home of English poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. From the creator of the bestselling Inspector Zen Mystery series.
About the Author
Michael Dibdin was born in 1947. 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. His last novel, End Games, was published posthumously in July 2007.
"Fruitily atmospheric as a crumbling necropolis with a startling (and hauntingly ambiguous) finale." --The Guardian"Vigorous and amusing. . .Dibdin convincingly creates the cosmopolitan society of nineteenth-century Florence." --Daily Telegraph"Clever plotting, witty writing, and a well-judged display of historical background." --The Times (London)"Dibdin has a gift for shocking the unshockable reader." --Ruth Rendell
Faber & Faber|
19.8 x 12.6 centimetres (0.20 kg)|
15+ years |