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.
'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.
We’ve selected a few of our favourite ladies of the law from print and on television.
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.
Beneath Juliet’s balcony, Romeo dreams of the future - 2 days ago
Thanks for following our competition about the world of our star-cross’d lovers. As a reward to all of you let me offer a peek at the finished work. We have to have the balcony scene, though it’s not going to go quite the way you might expect. This is a freewheeling adaptation of both Shakespeare and his original Italian […]
The Romeo and Juliet quest… the winners and some answers - 2 days ago
Well that was quite a journey. I hope you enjoyed it even if I did set some stinkers in there. Sorry… but, well, it wouldn’t be such fun if it was a pushover, would it? We were overwhelmed with your entries, from all over the world too. Most of you got most things right. The […]
Romeo and Juliet… some key locations… and a map - 3 days ago
The launch of Romeo and Juliet: A Novel is fast approaching so it’s time to start sharing some background material. First up… a few real-life locations you’ll find in the narrative, some of which were previewed on Twitter earlier. I took these photos in February 2015 when I was starting work on this story. And beneath you’ll […]
The Romeo and Juliet quest: now to the final part - 14 days ago
Here we are at the end of the journey. I hope you’ve enjoyed chasing some of the puzzles we’ve set. And that when you hear the finished audiobook the quest for the answers makes it just a bit more vivid. Romeo and Juliet is fiction but the real world of Verona and the fascinating history of 1499 lie behind much of the story. Every one of these questions addresses some aspect of that time you will find in our adaptation.
The answer is never silence - 16 days ago
I’ll be honest; this hasn’t been a great year for me when it comes to writing. On December 6 my big project of the moment, the audio drama of Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, goes live and I couldn’t be more excited about that. But I wrote R&J last year. Then the fourth Pieter Vos novel […]
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