Book Reviews of Ratking (Aurelio Zen, Bk 1)

Ratking (Aurelio Zen, Bk 1)
Ratking - Aurelio Zen, Bk 1
Author: Michael Dibdin
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ISBN-13: 9780679768548
ISBN-10: 0679768548
Publication Date: 4/29/1997
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Set in Italy and featuring policeman Aurelio Zen, the first in this series. It's a little confusing at first because the Italian police system is set up quite differently than ours, but once you get past that, Ratking is quite enjoyable, a tightly wound psychological thriller. Zen is ordered to investigate the death of a powerful industrial magnet, believed to be the work of underworld thugs. But was it? I'm hoping to read more in the series soon!
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Helpful Score: 2
A friend and bookstore owner recommended Dibdin's The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, but the first book I came across was Ratking. It's an intelligent mystery/thriller, set in Italy, which is unusual and offers a realistic look inside the police system and everyday life there. And, Aurelio Zen is a police commissioner I would like to see more of.
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A mystery and a thriller. Michael Dibdin is an author with a bent for the exotic location and a story that will keep you wanting to read into the night.
This book won The Golden Dagger Award - Novel of Psychological Suspence.
"Tremendously exciting...a novel both subtle and horrific." -- Ruth Rendell
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1st Aurelio Zen mystery