Michael Dibdin, author the Aurelio Zen mysteries, has died
Michael Dibdin, prolific and hard-to-pigeonhole mystery writer, best known for his Aurelio Zen mysteries, died March 30, 2007, in Seattle.
Born in England, Dibdin’s popular series of the Italian Police Commissioner, Aurelio Zen, charmed its readers with its skewering of Italian politics and its unbeatable mix of complicated plots and underscored humor. Ratking was the first in the series. Number 10, Back to Bologna, came out last year. His 11th, and final, Aurelio Zen book, End Games will be published posthumously this fall.
Dibdin kept the critics hopping with his other books which were darker and more cynical.
Dibdin, married to the crime writer, K.K. Beck, was 60.