Saturday, November 20, 2010

Something to look forward to:

Being an avid mystery reader I subscribe to a mystery blog called The Rap Sheet. The last post gave some exciting news for lovers of BBC mystery series: in January they will be airing a 3-part series of Aurelio Zen mysteries.
"The New Year will kick off with one major new detective onscreen – the BBC's Aurelio Zen, played by Rufus Sewell. Set in and around Rome, the three feature-length dramas should be very exciting for fans of the late Michael Dibdin's suave Italian detective." (
Aurelio Zen is from a mystery series written by the recently late Michael Dibdin. According to Wikipedia: Aurelio Zen is "Erratic, emotional and all too human, Zen negotiates the constantly shifting political terrain of both his job and his country through the nineties and into the new century.
Seemingly in his late forties and already somewhat jaded when we first meet him, he has had a longish career in the State Police and is relatively senior. Unafraid to employ radical and even decidedly underhand methods when he feels them appropriate, Zen struggles to manage the competing demands of his aged mother, his girlfriend and his job, sometimes accepting an assignment simply to escape from domestic pressures. Heart mostly in the right place, he does his best to make sense of whatever confronts him." The series is produced by the people who made Wallander so it should be a good one. I can't wait!

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