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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date September 12, 2006
Pages 192
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307275882
ISBN-10 0307275884
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The latest Aurelio Zen mystery follows the world-weary Venetian detective to Bologna to investigate the apparently straightforward murder of a local industrialist, embroiling him a case that quickly spirals out of control and entangles him with a semiotics student, a mysterious immigrant claiming to be royalty, and Bologna's most incompetent private detective. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the latest installment in his critically acclaimed Italian mystery series, Michael Didbin sends Aurelio Zen to Italy’s culinary capital, Bologna, where he discovers that some cases are not quite what they appear to be.

When the corpse of the shady Bologna industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Aurelio Zen is summoned to oversee the investigation. Anxious for a break from his girlfriend, who attributes Zen’s slow recovery from routine surgery to hypochondria, he is only too happy to take on what first appears to be an undemanding assignment. The case quickly spins out of control, becoming entangled with the fates of a student semiotics, a mysterious immigrant claiming to be royalty, and Bologna’s most incompetent private detective. Meanwhile a prominent postmodern academic accuses Italy’s leading celebrity chef of being a fraud. Back to Bologna is dazzlingly plotted and delivers both comic and serious insights into the realities of today’s Italy.

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Paperback
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from Vintage Books (September 12, 2006)
9780307275882 | details & prices | 192 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.95
About: The latest Aurelio Zen mystery follows the world-weary Venetian detective to Bologna to investigate the apparently straightforward murder of a local industrialist, embroiling him a case that quickly spirals out of control and entangles him with a semiotics student, a mysterious immigrant claiming to be royalty, and Bologna's most incompetent private detective.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780753124888
 
Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (March 30, 2006)
9780753124888 | details & prices | List price $64.95
About: When the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is called to Bologna to oversee the investigation.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780753134757
 
Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (March 30, 2006)
9780753134757 | details & prices | List price $59.95
About: When the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is called to Bologna to oversee the investigation.

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