Former Sunday Times journalist David Hewson is well known for his crime-thriller fiction set in European cities. He is the author of the highly acclaimed The Killing novels set in Denmark and the Detective Nic Costa series set in Italy. The Killing trilogy is based on the BAFTA award-winning Danish TV series created by Søren Sveistrup and produced by DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. "
"Hewson's ability to capture the sense of place and atmosphere in his fiction comes from spending considerable research time in the cities in which the books are set: Copenhagen, Rome, Venice and now Amsterdam. Little Sister is the third title to feature Detective Pieter Vos, following The House of Dolls and The Wrong Girl.
From graveyards to docklands, street markets to skyscrapers, these often overlooked places can become vital backdrops in a novel. David Hewson tells us how the hidden gems of Amsterdam featured in his latest novel, Sleep Baby Sleep.
Miss Marple can solve crimes that have the professionals baffled, and DI Sarah Lund is willing to give up her personal happiness to catch a killer. Here are a few of our favourite females detectives from the page and screen.
From police procedurals to historical mysteries, forensic thrillers to psychological suspense, we have the perfect crime book to read as the evenings get longer and longer.
With the publication of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came the rise of Scandinavian crime fiction, films, and television shows. Dark, intelligent, slow paced but equally intense, it's no surprise we're obsessed with these thrillers.
'When you read a book, the story definitely happens inside your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it.' - Robin Sloan, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore.
See you at Goldsboro Books on June 29 - 26 days ago
I’ll be one of many writers heading for London at the end of this month for the annual Crime in the Court at that fantastic book store Goldsboro, just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square. It’s been a real pleasure to see the way Goldsboro has grown over the years, a testament to its hardworking founders… Continue reading See you at Goldsboro Books on June 29
Julia & Romeo: a new dramatic version in German - 27 days ago
On July 6 — appropriately enough International Kissing Day I gather — Audible Germany will release Julia & Romeo, a new dramatic adaptation of the tale, ten hours long, and in German naturally. Now available for pre-order Is this simply a dramatised version of the English original performed so wonderfully by Richard Armitage and released… Continue reading Julia & Romeo: a new dramatic version in German
The new Pieter Vos - one month ago
The fourth Pieter Vos book, Sleep Baby Sleep, is out in the UK on June 1 from Pan Macmillan, and in Dutch in October from Boekerij. I always try to write a different book in a series and this is no exception. Vos and crew’s last outing, Little Sister, was mainly in unfamiliar territory for… Continue reading The new Pieter Vos
Win a free copy of the new Pieter Vos novel, Sleep Baby Sleep - one month ago
The next Pieter Vos novel, Sleep Baby Sleep, will be out in the wild on June 1 in the UK. We have three signed copies ready to be won in our prize draw. The contest is open to anyone with a Twitter account worldwide. All you have to do is retweet the pinned contest tweet at the… Continue reading Win a free copy of the new Pieter Vos novel, Sleep Baby Sleep
The elusive villa of Pausilypon near Naples - 2 months ago
Naples is a funny old place. It sits on one of the most beautiful bays in the world and has a history going back to Roman times, and beyond to the Greeks. Tourists pour into one side of the city to visit Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. But very few venture the other side, even… Continue reading The elusive villa of Pausilypon near Naples
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