A Season for the Dead – David Hewson

No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me — nor made it seem so sinister'


A Season for the Dead

David Hewson


'David Hewson’s Rome is dark and tantalizing, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history'

Hewson keeps the reader guessing . . . relentlessly tightening the suspense until the end'
Daily Telegraph

There’s no rest for the wicked . . . While Rome is sweltering in the height of summer, a serial killer is on the loose. Sara Farnese is working in the Vatican library, when a man bursts in intent on showing her the contents of his bloodied bag, until a guard shoots him. But why was the man targeting Sara? Determined to find answers, Sara’s path crosses with a young up-and-coming Roman detective, Nic Costa. He’s determined to track down the dangerous killer behind this bizarre and brutal murder and to protect Sara from becoming the next victim . . .

David Hewson is a former journalist with The Times, The Sunday Times and the Independent. He is the author of more than twenty-five novels including his Rome-based Nic Costa series which has been published in fifteen languages and the sixth book, The Garden of Evil, was shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series, The Killing.