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A Season for the Dead

A Season for the Dead

Author(s): David Hewson

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 2000s



A murder in a reading room at the Vatican, and two bodies in a nearby church. Nic Costa, a young policeman, art connoisseur and son of a communist is asked to investigate. As he delves deeper into the murders he meets a woman , Sara, who witnessed the first murder. More bodies turn up which unsettle the city to its core. Sara and Nic explore the clearly developing thread of Christian martyrdom and her connection to each murder victim. Is Nic looking after her or investigating her?

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Rome is far more than just a backdrop to this murder/mystery, it is integral to the whole narrative. An involved cast of characters,with a real focus on art, a gripping read.

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