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By Michael Dibdin

One of the rising new release of crime writers, none is as fashionable and clever as Michael Dibdin, who, in Dead Lagoon, offers us a deliciously creepy new novel that includes the urbane and skeptical Aurelio Zen, a detective whose unenviable activity it's to strive against crime in a rustic the place cutting-edge superiors might be tomorrow's defendants.Zen returns to his local Venice. he's looking for the ghostly tormentors of a half-demented contessa and a vanished American millionaire whose family members is paying Zen less than the desk to figure out his whereabouts-dead or alive. yet he retains stumbling over corpses which are distressingly concrete: from the crooked cop stumbled on drowned in a single of the city's noisome "black wells" to a brand-new skeleton that surfaces at the Isle of the lifeless. the result's a secret wealthy in personality and deduction, and extremely proficient in regards to the historical past, politics, and manners of its Venetian environment.

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Requested Cristiana. ‘Colleague of mine. He’s received a tough operation bobbing up. You got here via on his line, for a few cause. ’ ‘I don’t comprehend. while I requested for you, they acknowledged there has been not anyone of that identify within the construction. What’s happening, Aurelio? ’ Zen smiled ruefully. Already he had turn into a non-person. ‘I’ll clarify later,’ he advised Cristiana. ‘When am i able to see you? ’ She sounded embarrassed. ‘Well, that relies whilst … whilst you’re unfastened. ’ ‘About 8? ’ ‘Oh that’s too overdue! ’ He frowned momentarily. ‘Too past due for what? ’ ‘I suggest … couldn’t we make it past? ’ ‘How early? ’ ‘Would approximately six be okay? ’ Her tone sounded oddly restricted. Zen took this to be a superb signal, proof that she was once within the grip of an analogous turbulence that used to be demanding his personal emotional lifestyles, drawing them either clear of the attempted and frequent in the direction of a brand new destiny jointly. ‘Will that offer you time to get domestic after paintings? ’ he requested. there has been a quick silence the opposite finish. ‘That’s now not a problem,’ she acknowledged ultimately. She sounded so unusual that Zen nearly requested her if she was once very well. yet those weren't issues to debate at the cell. In a couple of hours they can paintings all of it out head to head. ‘Then I’ll see you at six,’ he acknowledged. there has been a quick pause. ‘Goodbye,’ acknowledged Cristiana. Zen hung up, brooding about why she desired to see him so urgently. maybe after what the switchboard had informed her she was once afraid that he used to be going to desert her and take off again to Rome with none caution.

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