A thrilling Victorian mystery from the creator of the bestselling Aurelio Zen series.
Michael Dibdin was born in 1947. After completing his first novel, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, in 1978, he spent four years in Italy teaching English at the University of Perugia. His second novel, A Rich Full Death, was published in 1986. It was followed by Ratking in 1988, which won the Gold Dagger Award for the Best Crime Novel of the year and introduced us to his Italian detective - Inspector Aurelio Zen. His last novel, End Games, was published posthumously in July 2007.