Blood Rain by Michael Dibdin

Produced by: Chivers Audio Books (A Sterling Edition)
ISBN: 0754004635
Date: 1999
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Running time: 8 hours 3 minutes, complete and unabridged on 8 cassettes

Michael Kitchen ... Narrator

The Novel:
(From the cover notes)

After his last case, Inspector Zen finally receives the order he has been dreading all his professional life: his next posting is to Sicily. The gruesome discovery of an unidentified, decomposed corpse sealed in a railway wagon marks the beginning of Zen's most dangerous case. Set in the shadow of the smouldering volcano of Etna, it soon turns out that Zen will need all his cunning and skill to survive.

The Author:
(From the cover notes)

Michael Dibdin was born in 1947 and studied at Sussex University and at the University of Alberta in Canada. His third novel, Ratking, won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year.

The Reader:
(From the cover notes)

Michael Kitchen is a familiar face on television with many credits to his name, including "Kidnapped", "The Hanging Gale", "The Buccaneers", "To Play the King" and "Reckless". He has appeared at the National Theatre in "Rough Crossing" and "No Man's Land", as well as with the RSC in "The Art of Success" and "Richard II". His film credits include "Mrs Dalloway", "Enchanted April", "The Russia House", "Out of Africa" and the James Bond film "Goldeneye".