A Long Finish

A Long Finish

By Michael Dibdin

  • Release Date : 1998-08-25
  • Genre : Police Procedural
  • FIle Size : 2.40 MB
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings


A Long Finish 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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • One of His Best

    By Fpiano
    I've read a few other books by the author and admire his craft and style. This one has a fairly large comedic side to it that doesn't show up so much in his other mysteries. The detective Zen, is a great creation and at his best here. The bewildering connections in the small wine town setting, keep things stirred up.