Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307386724, 335pp.
Publication Date: August 12, 2008
“Brims with clever reveals, elegant imagery, elaborate word play, violent shocks, refined and ribald jokes. . . . Something different from the ordinary detective story.”—The Wall Street Journal “A sterling example of why both Dibdin and Zen will be sorely missed on the crime fiction front.”—The Boston Globe “Clever and exuberantly witty. . . . Captures . . . the Italian national character in all its unruly glory.”—The New York Times “A terrific stylist, prolific and protean. . . . The story is a fitting conclusion to a career that ended too soon.”—The Seattle Times