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.
We've picked out our favourite Icelandic and Scandinavian stories – may this be the start of a new reading journey!
'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.
Starting a novel with Ulysses - 2 days ago
Since lots of people seem to be looking at Ulysses right now let me give a condensed starter guide to setting up a book project with the app. I do this in much fuller detail in my little guide Writing A Novel with Ulysses. But this should get you up and running. All that follows based… Continue reading Starting a novel with Ulysses
Five reasons I use Ulysses - 3 days ago
The reaction to the news Ulysses is moving to a subscription basis has been pretty remarkable. After I said I thought it was a good idea for the reasons outlined here I had a few weird responses on Twitter calling me, among other things, a ‘fanboy’ (confession: when it comes to Ulysses I am) and… Continue reading Five reasons I use Ulysses
The new Ulysses subscription plan is a wonderful idea - 5 days ago
Yesterday my favourite general writing app Ulysses announced a change in pricing. Until now you’ve paid a one-off fee for the Mac app and another one-off fee for the iOS one. Now the app is changing to a subscription system. You can read the details here. In a nutshell, a fixed fee per month or… Continue reading The new Ulysses subscription plan is a wonderful idea
Julia & Romeo is now live on Audible Germany - one month ago
Julia & Romeo, my dramatic reimagining of the famous love story, is now live on Audible Germany. You can read more about the project there and listen to a clip. Here is some of my own background on the project. Once again, many thanks to the forty-odd actors, musicians and back room staff at Audible in… Continue reading Julia & Romeo is now live on Audible Germany
See you at Goldsboro Books on June 29 - 2 months 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
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