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Publication Order of Nic Costa Books

A Season for the Dead (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Villa of Mysteries (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sacred Cut (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lizard's Bite (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventh Sacrament (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Garden of Evil (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dante's Numbers / The Dante Killings (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Demon / City of Fear (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fallen Angel (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Shore (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Faroe Islands Books

Devil's Fjord (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Killing Books

The Killing (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing II (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing III (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pieter Vos Books

The House of Dolls (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Girl (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Sister (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleep Baby Sleep (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Venetian Mystery Books

The Medici Murders (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Shanghai Thunder (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Semana Santa / Death in Seville (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Epiphany (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solstice (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Native Rites (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucifer's Shadow / The Cemetery of Secrets (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Promised Land (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnival for the Dead (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Macbeth (With: A.J. Hartley) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flood (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (With: A.J. Hartley) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juliet And Romeo (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoother in the Shadows (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Garden of Angels (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Judith and the Holy Ferns (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Men's Socks (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Circle (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Travels in Spain Non-Fiction Books

Granada And Eastern Andalucia (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seville and Western Andalusia (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallorca (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Introduction to Desk Top Publishing (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quark XPress companion (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
East Anglia: Travels and Short Breaks (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Setting Up in Spain (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wessex: Travels and Short Breaks (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saved: How an English Village Fought for Its Future... and Won (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing a Novel with Scrivener (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing: A User Manual (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harold Middleton Books

The Chopin Manuscript (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Copper Bracelet (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Starling Project: An Audible Drama (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Harold Middleton books are serial thrillers which are compiled by various authors.

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Pleasures(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

A British writer of more contemporary novels, the author David Hewson has been writing for quite some time now, with his unique brand of mystery stories, filled with both suspense and intrigue, that manage to take the genre forward in an idiosyncratic and stylish manner. Offering something that breaks from the traditional cliches of the genre, he works at making it his own, something which his many readers have warmed to over the years. Not only that, but he’s clearly a writer who’s at the top of his game as well, with his books all moving at a clear and confident pace.

Early and Personal Life

Born on 1953 on the 9th of January, the writer David Hewson was born and raised in Britain, where he was to spend the majority of his formative years. With an early passion for both reading and writing, he was to nurture his love for the written word from a young age. Gaining inspiration insight from the world around him, he would hone and refine his craft over the following years, to become the author that he currently is today.

Leaving school at just seventeen he went straight into working for the local newspaper, the Scarborough Evening News, as the cub reporter there. Getting a professional insight into the reporting style, he gained a lot of experience whilst on the job that would serve him well. With a keen ear for engaging stories and people, he quickly learned how to keep his many readers hooked.

Later moving on to work for The Times, the Independent, as well as the Sunday Times, he fast learned what it was people wanted to read. Getting to the heart of the story he was always able to find what worked and what didn’t in a narrative, getting to the center of it almost immediately. This would also help to serve him in his writing of mysteries, as he would work all the details together, giving the reader just enough to keep going.

Now living in Canterbury in Kent, in the United Kingdom, he still continues to write to this very day. Whether it’s a mystery novel or his latest venture into audiobooks, he’s always keeping himself busy and on the go. With more novels to come from him in the future, this looks set to be something that won’t be finishing anytime soon, as his writing career grows from strength-to-strength.

Writing Career

Publishing his first full novel in 1986, he later brought out the book Semana Santa, renamed Death in Seville upon its reissue, to much acclaim in 1995, with it even being turned into a film. Reaching the silver screen, the movie would feature Mira Sorvino in the 2002 feature-length title, directed by Pepe Danquart. This would work to cement his name as one of the most prestigious in his field, taking his name far and wide.

Garnering the acclaim of the critical establishment as well, he would not only gain the attention of the critics, but the general public as well. Getting numerous nominations for his work, he would gather a global audience, with his books reaching internationally as well as nationally. With many of his books taking place across Europe, mainly Italy and Amsterdam, this then seemed perfectly apt.

Primarily known for his character of Nic Costa, a cop always looking to do whatever it takes to crack the case, he has built a rather impressive legacy. Still writing to this very day, there seems to be lot more yet to come from this author, including that of his many franchises and characters. With more novels set to be released on the near horizon, it seems that this will continue on into the foreseeable future.

Shanghai Thunder

Initially brought out on the first of January in 1986, this was the which helped to introduce David Hewson to the world as a writer for the first time. Released through the Robert Hale publishing brand, it was to help set the style and the overall tone of how his books were to develop in the following years to come. This is thought to be one of his rarer entries, with there not being many copies of it believed to still be in print, as many have disappeared into the library system over time.

As a very early foray into writing it’s an extremely interesting insight into how he’s progressed as an author, so is a must for anybody hoping to get a lot into how far he has come as a writer. Featuring Michael Hogarth as its art historian protagonist, it follows his attempts to track down a 12th century Chinese painting for the benefit of a Chinese businessman. This turns out to be harder than he first anticipated though, as his journey takes him a lot farther than he’d initially expected, coming into a lot of trouble along the way. Will he find the painting? Who is the business-man and what do they want with painting? What will become of him as he discovers the truth behind the Shanghai thunder?

The Sacred Cut

Originally published in 2005 on the first of January through the Dell publishing house, this was to be the third book in the ongoing Nic Costa series of novels. Following the eponymous detective, they maintain their momentum throughout, keeping up the narrative and sustaining the overall tone, something which its many readers have come to appreciate over the years. That’s not to say that it’s not without its twists and turns, which help to keep the readers guessing right until the very end and on the edges of their seats.

Dealing with a murder in the streets of Rome after a body is discovered, Nic Costa is called to the scene once again to deal with the travesty. The big difference with this case though, is that it took place under the great dome of the Pantheon, and it appears that there have been a succession of similar murders taking place across the world in other large monuments. With the woman being an American, a squad of U.S. agents also descend on the case, something which Nic Costa must also now contend with. Who is comitting the murders? Where will they strike next? What is the secret behind the sacred cut?

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2 Responses to “David Hewson”

  1. Jane Muir-Stott: 4 days ago

    Which is book 10 of the Nic Costa Series? The Savage Garden or Carnival for The Dead?

    • Graeme: 10 hours ago

      The Savage Shore. Carnival for the Dead isn’t a Nic Costa book – it stars Teresa Lupo.


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