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A Season for the Dead by David Hewson
  

A Season for the Dead

Part of the Nic Costa Series

Synopsis

A Season for the Dead by David Hewson

A Season for the Dead is the first in the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in the Eternal City.Stefano's left arm, the one holding the weapon, swept the table, swept everything on it . . . She was quiet, waiting, which was, his eyes seemed to say, what he wanted. Then Stefano lifted up the bag to the height of the desk, turned it upside down, let the contents fall on the table and said, 'The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. Whilst Sara Farnese pours over ancient texts in the silent Vatican reading room, a brutal murder is taking place in a nearby church. Then suddenly a crazed man enters the Vatican carrying a bloodied bag. He walks up to Sara's desk. He has something he would like her to see . . . Soon Sara is inextricably linked to a series of horrific and cunning murders, each one representative of the death of a martyr of the Church. Into this climate enter Detectives Nic Costa and Luca Rossi, enlisted to track down the killer, and to protect Sara from the horrors he is capable of. It seems that at any time she could be the next chosen sacrifice . . .

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

1st August 2011

Author

David Hewson

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Author's Website

davidhewson.com/

Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780330545686

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