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The Lizard's Bite by David Hewson
  

The Lizard's Bite

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The fourth in a series which I highly recommend. They are all Italian based, this one being Venice, and they all feature detectives Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni. They are atmospheric, exciting, intriguing and well worth getting hooked on.

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Comparison: Donna Leon, Dan Brown, Magdalen Nabb.

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Synopsis

The Lizard's Bite by David Hewson

Life was never black and white in Italy . . . Something about the place both disturbed and interested him. Venice reminded him of a bad yet familiar relative, dangerous to know, difficult to let go.

As their exile in Venice draws to a close, Roman detectives Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni are ordered to investigate an apparently open-and-shut case, a fire in a glass foundry that has claimed two lives, so all they want is to wrap it up quickly.

However, as they dig more deeply into the insular glass-making community on Murano and the strange Arcangeli family, things donât quite add up. With increasing pressure from above to finish quickly, events spiral quickly out of control – with devastating consequences . . .

Reviews

'You have a treat in store . . . Superb' Toronto Globe & Mail

‘Very enjoyable Italian mysteries . . . cleverly worked out and sharply writtenâ Literary Review

About the Author

David Hewson

David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He was a journalist from the age of seventeen, working most recently for the Sunday Times. In addition to travel books, he has written a number of novels including nine titles in the Detective Nic Costa series set mostly in Rome. The author lives in Kent.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th January 2007

Author

David Hewson

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
474 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780330435949

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