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.
"Dibdin belongs to that hierarchy of innovative stylists who make it a point of honor never to repeat a single trick." --The New York Times Book Review
"Dibdin has an ear for prose that is rare in the crime genre....[a] soaring imagination." --Washington Times
"[Dibdin's] work deserves comparison with such . . . giants as Raymond Chandler." --The Portland Oregonian