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.
The Romeo and Juliet Quest: Part Nine - 6 days ago
omeo and Juliet have made Verona one of the most-visited places in Italy. Most travellers head straight for two principal sights, ‘Juliet’s House’ and ‘Juliet’s tomb’, above, though there’s much more to see in this fascinating city if you have the time. But scarcely anyone leaves Verona without seeing this, ‘Juliet’s balcony’ in the courtyard of the […]
Romeo and Juliet… an update - 6 days ago
As Twitter users may have noticed, yesterday was a busy time for everyone involved in the forthcoming Romeo and Juliet: A Novel. I turned up at Audible’s HQ in Newark along with Richard Armitage where we unveiled the cover for the forthcoming production — out on December 6, more details here. I love the cover, over which […]
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Eight - 13 days ago
he marshal of Verona, the man who runs the place, is Escalus, a fierce character who lays down the law early on: anyone who breaks the peace will be executed. In this version of the story he’s an old Venetian warrior who’s been pensioned off after suffering a war wound in a battle with the […]
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Seven - 20 days ago
his one should be easy-peasy. Richard kind of gave a bit of the game away back in July on Twitter… .@audiblecom on a lighter note Trebbiano V Garganega? pic.twitter.com/A1RFHs7o6Z — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) July 16, 2016 His ever-vigilant fans were on this like a shot and rapidly connected Verona to his tweet. Two and two were swiftly […]
The Romeo and Juliet quest: Part Six - 27 days ago
ere are four portraits of famous personages you’ll find one way or another in the forthcoming story. Simple question. Who are they? a) Something princely about him even if he was a commoner. b) This chap was supposed to be saintly but failed that test on many counts. He also went by two names. We’d […]
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