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.
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.
Get Pieter Vos 4 early at Deal Noir this Saturday - 2 days ago
I’ll be speaking at Deal Noir on Saturday afternoon, alongside Quentin Bates, Barbara Nadel & Daniel Pembrey, with Andy Lawrence in the chair, talking about crime in foreign locations. The next Pieter Vos book, Sleep Baby Sleep, won’t be out in public until June 1. But I’m told we have an advance print run that will […]
Eating well in Verona - 21 days ago
Italian food is always astonishing and Verona, if I’m honest, has some of the best you’ll find. Over five days we never ate a bad meal, something that’s very easy to do in Venice, and even in Rome if you pick badly. So just for the record (and when I next go back) let me […]
Forget Venice, the best carnival is in Verona - 22 days ago
If you mention the word 'carnival' in the Veneto people will immediately think you're talking about Venice. I've done Venice carnival. I had to when I was writing Carnival for the Dead. Much as I love Venice I won't be doing carnival again.
All the locals I know avoid the thing if they can. It's certainly spectacular but it's primarily an event for tourists, many of them dressed to the nines.
Sir Gerald Kaufman, a small memory - 22 days ago
Sir Gerald Kaufman, the Labour MP who died a few days ago aged 86, the oldest MP in Parliament, I met twice. Once was when I was the arts correspondent of The Times and he interrogated me in the rudest way possible about the arcane details of the government arts budget of the time, knowing I’d […]
A chat with Richard Armitage about Romeo & Juliet - one month ago
Last October, when we were finalising the release of Romeo & Juliet: A Novel, I was lucky enough to spend the best part of a day at the Audible HQ in Newark, New Jersey, alongside my formidable narrator/performer Richard Armitage. We recorded a long interview about the project, writing and performing. You can now see it all […]
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