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The Appian Way

The Appian Way
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): current and 2000 years ago

They say all roads lead to Rome – but some are more important than others. Along 350 miles from Rome to Brindisi, the Appian Way rose from its humble beginnings as a military track to become the engine that...

The Garden of Angels

The Garden of Angels
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1940s, 1990s, and contemporary

At his beloved Nonno Paolo’s deathbed, fifteen-year-old Nico receives a gift that will change his life forever: a yellowing manuscript which tells the haunting, twisty tale of what really happened to his grandfather in Nazi-occupied Venice in 1943. The...

The Savage Shore

The Savage Shore
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Calabria
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Roman police detective Nic Costa has been sent undercover to Italy’s beautiful, remote Calabrian coast to bring in the head of the feared mob, the ‘Ndrangheta, who has offered to turn state witness for reasons of his own. Hoping...

The Flood

The Flood
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Florence
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1980s looking back to the flood of 1966

This is a dazzling Italian mystery, rich in intrigue and dark secrets, from an internationally bestselling crime writer at the height of his powers. Florence, 1986. A seemingly inexplicable attack on a church fresco of Adam and Eve brings...

The Villa of Mysteries

The Villa of Mysteries
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): early 2000s

When a young woman turns up dead in a peat bog near the banks of the River Tiber, Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, believes she has the victim of an ancient Roman ritual on her hands. She’s wrong. Leo...

The Fallen Angel

The Fallen Angel
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa rapidly comes to realize that there is much more to the accident than he had first thought. It also becomes apparent that Malise’s...

The House of Dolls

The House of Dolls
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Anneliese Vos, sixteen-year-old daughter of Amsterdam detective, Pieter Vos, disappeared three years ago in mysterious circumstances. Her distraught father’s desperate search reveals nothing and results in his departure from the police force. Pieter now lives in a broken down...

Little Sister

Little Sister
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Waterland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kim and Mia Timmers were just eleven years old when their family was killed. The sisters were accused of murdering the lead singer of a world-famous pop band in the Dutch fishing village of Volendam, believing him to be...

The Killing

The Killing
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Copenhagen
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Through the dark wood where the dead trees give no shelter Nanna Birk Larsen runs . . . There is a bright monocular eye that follows, like a hunter after a wounded deer. It moves in a slow approaching...

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...

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