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.
Deal Noir, Kent, March 25 - 8 days ago
Delighted to say I’ll be heading off down the road in my native Kent on March 25 to take part in that fine festival Deal Noir. Hope to see a few of you there. If you don’t know Deal you should… one of the south east’s loveliest little seaside towns with a very apt motto: […]
In search of Kopfkino: A few tips on how to write for audio - 21 days ago
Romeo and Juliet: A Novel is the third project I’ve been involved with for Audible that was written specifically to be narrated or performed, not as a book. Lots of people ask about the differences between writing for the page and writing for the ear. There are quite a few and I think they’re important. I […]
Quick revision tip for Ulysses users - 24 days ago
I’m currently in revision mode for something new. Revising’s so important to me. It’s the last five per cent of polish that can add so much. Ulysses has a great trick up its sleeve to make the job incredibly efficient and powerful. It’s all here… Go to Typewriter Mode and choose highlighting. Once you do this you’ll […]
The third Pieter Vos book wins ‘best translated thriller of 2016’ in Holland - 24 days ago
I’m very flattered to say that the third Pieter Vos book, Little Sister in English, and Het derde zusje in Dutch, has just won the award for best translated thriller of 2016 from ThrillZone in the Netherlands. It’s never easy for a foreign writer to win over readers in a country he writes about so I’m deeply chuffed […]
Some of the real history behind Romeo and Juliet - one month ago
Most of Romeo and Juliet is fiction. But not all. Since I set the story very firmly in 1499 I was able to introduce a few touches of real history too, fragments of Italy which resonate with the story and are still with us today. Here are a few examples. The rest I’ll leave to others […]
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