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The Villa of Mysteries

by David Hewson

Part of the Nic Costa thriller Series

The Villa of Mysteries Synopsis

'No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me - nor made it seem so sinister' Peter James 'David Hewson's Rome is dark and tantalizing, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history' Tess Gerritsen An ancient ritual. A modern-day crime. A body is found in a peat bog near the banks of the River Tiber. Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, believes it was a young woman sacrificed long ago in an ancient Roman ritual. But she's wrong. Whilst the method of killing is ancient history, this murder happened very recently. The horror of these ritualistic killings is very much alive and it's up to Nic Costa to get to the bottom of it.

The Villa of Mysteries Press Reviews

No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me - nor made it seem so sinister -- Peter James David Hewson's Rome is dark and tantalising, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history -- Tess Gerritsen Hewson . . . effortlessly keeps thrills coming a mile a minute -- Jeffery Deaver Hewson does more than provide a thrilling read. He saves you the airfare to Italy. When you turn the last page, you'll think you've been there -- Linwood Barclay A riveting and fast-paced thriller . . . every character hides a dark secret that, like Rome's ancient mysteries, seems to lurk just beyond reach. A complex and satisfying mystery from a master plot maker * * Booklist * * Costa and Peroni, like all the best fictional detectives, become more rounded and interesting with every episode * * Literary Review * * Hewson's inventiveness never flags * * Sunday Times * *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838850661
Publication date: 2nd January 2020
Author: David Hewson
Publisher: Black Thorn an imprint of Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About David Hewson

David Hewson is a former journalist with The Times, The Sunday Times and the Independent. He is the author of more than twenty-five novels including his Rome-based Nic Costa series which has been published in fifteen languages and the sixth book, The Garden of Evil, was shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier crime novel of the year award. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series, The Killing. @david_hewson davidhewson.com

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