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Michael Dibdin

Michael Dibdin’s Thanksgiving is a moving novel about love, death, bereavement and the past, from the author of the Inspector Zen Mystery series.

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Anthony is a British journalist whose American wife, Lucy, has died suddenly. Haunted by her death, he becomes obsessed with her past and the years he missed before he met her. To find out more, he travels to a remote part of the Nevada desert to meet Lucy’s first husband. Their encounter is the beginning of a journey that takes him across the world, to the edge of madness, and into the corners of the human heart. In this a drawn-out journey of bereavement, he discovers he is never far from the woman he still loves.

If you enjoyed Thanksgiving you may also like Dirty Tricks, also by Michael Dibdin.


Michael Dibdin was born in 1947. He went to school in Northern Ireland, and later to Sussex University and the University of Alberta in Canada. He lived in Seattle.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,…

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