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 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 selected a few of our favourite ladies of the law from print and on television.
'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.
A chat with Richard Armitage about Romeo & Juliet - 2 days 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 […]
Deal Noir, March 25… an update - 5 days ago
I’ll be on stage at Deal Noir in Kent on Saturday, March 25. This will be for a panel about British writers who use foreign settings. The panel will be moderated by Andy Lawrence and I’ll be joined by fellow authors Barbara Nadel, Quentin Bates, and Daniel Pembrey. With any luck we’ll have advance copies […]
In search of Kopfkino: A few tips on how to write for audio - one month 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 - one month 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 - one month 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 […]
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