Books by David Hewson

David Hewson has written five novels, as well as several travel books. A weekly columnist for the Sunday Times, he lives in Kent, England, where he is currently working on his next novel featuring Nic Costa, Sacred Cut.


THE SAVAGE SHORE by David Hewson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"The tale floats on a tide of dark threats, double-crosses, abrupt changes of heart, revelations that characters aren't as they seem, and indications that the best-kept secrets aren't secrets at all. Hewson does provide an excellent tour of 'Italy's toe,' which sounds both savage and strangely appealing."
Whatever Rome police detective Nic Costa's been doing in the unusually long break since his last outing (The Fallen Angel, 2011), it hasn't prepared him for the ups and downs he faces when he goes undercover with the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta. Read full book review >
THE FALLEN ANGEL by David Hewson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2011

"A bit overplotted, but as always the writing is superior, and the characters engage."
In the latest from Hewson (City of Fear, 2010, etc.), Sovrintendente Nic Costa of the Questura in Rome must cope with three enigmatic young women, one of them dead since 1599. Read full book review >
THE LIZARD’S BITE by David Hewson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"An irresistible protagonist and an attractive prose style are burdened by a hundred pages too many."
Exiled from Rome after annoying his superiors (Sacred Cut, 2005), Nic Costa lands in Venetian hot water. Read full book review >
SACRED CUT by David Hewson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Hewson's literate prose, bolstered by local color and historical tidbits, makes for top-flight entertainment."
Roman detectives and the FBI clash in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer. Read full book review >
THE VILLA OF MYSTERIES by David Hewson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Hewson is a confirmed overplotter, but, still, this is entertaining stuff, with a literate style and an appealing cast."
When a Roman peat bog disgorges a corpse, the cops think it's a mummy. Actually, it's a daughter—that of a major wiseguy. Read full book review >
LUCIFER’S SHADOW by David Hewson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Fun, though judicious cutting would have been helpful. Hewson (A Season for the Dead, 2004, etc.) tends to the overwritten and overstuffed."
Convoluted if entertaining thriller in which a young Englishman encounters mysterious villains in Venice. Read full book review >
A SEASON FOR THE DEAD by David Hewson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2004

"Hewson (Solstice, 1999) tends to overstuff, but likable Nic exudes series potential."
Series debut, set in contemporary Rome, stars an idealistic detective and a Cardinal without principles. Read full book review >