Back to Bologna (Aurelio Zen, Book 10) by Michael Dibdin

By Michael Dibdin

While the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the neighborhood soccer group is located either shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is named to Bologna to supervise the research. getting better slowly from surgical procedure, and fleeing an both painful problem in his own lifestyles, Zen is simply too chuffed to tackle what in the beginning seems to be a regimen and comparatively straightforward task. yet quickly a world-famous collage professor is shot with an analogous gun, instantly after publicly humiliating Italy's best star tv chef, and the case-intertwined with the fates of an earnest pupil of semiotics and a mysterious younger immigrant who claims to be from Ruritania-spins uncontrolled, and Zen is in no to upward thrust to the problem. There's additionally a wild card within the pack, Tony Speranza, Bologna's so much flamboyant inner most detective. again to Bologna is dazzlingly plotted, includes a forged of bright and idiosyncratic characters, and alongside the way in which supplies either comedian and severe insights into the realities of today's Italy.

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He thought he was in love with that woman,” she continued. “She led him on. ” I waited for more and got it. “I hope she felt guilty and goes straight to hell. ” I could picture her at Saturday’s CAP rally in the park, yelling along with the best of them. ” She glared at me. “Of course I have. ” I tried to explain that I didn’t mean to imply otherwise but I’d already said enough to lose her trust, and clearly the conversation wasn’t going to be pleasant from here on. I excused myself, paid for both coffees at the counter, and left.

When they saw the large sign at the edge of town advertising The Black Cat B&B, they decided to check it out. They still felt like celebrating, and a bed-andbreakfast would be more festive than a motel. They were surprised to find that The Black Cat B&B was surrounded by a high chain-link fence with a security gate at the entrance. But it looked ideal: a large Victorian building on a sprawling lot within walking distance of the Sogobia River, surrounded by shade trees to temper the heat coming off the Nevada desert.

Now for the record, of course it was suicide. Any damn fool can see that. But as soon as I saw the hole in the fence, I knew some asshole would come up with a theory. ” Driving down Main Street, on my way home, I saw Sonny Boy’s mother enter Mom’s Café. I swung into a parking place out front to follow her inside. She was slipping into a corner booth. I approached the table. She was one of those working women with a face that revealed a life of long hours, much worry, and probably too much booze.

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