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The Lizard's Bite

by David Hewson

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Lizard's Bite

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.

Similar this month: None but try Barbara Nadel.
Comparison: Donna Leon, Dan Brown, Magdalen Nabb.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Lizard's Bite Synopsis

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 don’t quite add up. With increasing pressure from above to finish quickly, events spiral quickly out of control – with devastating consequences . . .

The Lizard's Bite Press Reviews

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

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

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ISBN: 9780330435949
Publication date: 19/01/2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330435949
Publication date: 19th January 2007
Author: David Hewson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
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About 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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