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Dead Lagoon: An Aurelio Zen Mystery
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679753117
ISBN-10 0679753117
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
Italian detective Aurelio Zen returns to his native Venice to probe the disappearance of a wealthy American resident, but his investigation draws him into a disturbing confrontation with revelations about his own life. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Among the emerging generation of crime writers, none is as stylish and intelligent as Michael Dibdin, who, in Dead Lagoon, gives us a deliciously creepy new novel featuring the urbane and skeptical Aurelio Zen, a detective whose unenviable task it is to combat crime in a country where today's superiors may be tomorrow's defendants.Zen returns to his native Venice. He is searching for the ghostly tormentors of a half-demented contessa and a vanished American millionaire whose family is paying Zen under the table to determine his whereabouts-dead or alive. But he keeps stumbling over corpses that are distressingly concrete: from the crooked cop found drowned in one of the city's noisome "black wells" to a brand-new skeleton that surfaces on the Isle of the Dead. The result is a mystery rich in character and deduction, and intensely informed about the history, politics, and manners of its Venetian setting.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679433491
 
from Pantheon Books (January 1, 1995)
9780679433491 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $21.00
About: Italian detective Aurelio Zen returns to his native Venice to probe the disappearance of a wealthy American resident, but his investigation draws him into a disturbing confrontation with revelations about his own life
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679753117
 
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from Vintage Books (January 1, 1996)
9780679753117 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Italian detective Aurelio Zen returns to his native Venice to probe the disappearance of a wealthy American resident, but his investigation draws him into a disturbing confrontation with revelations about his own life

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