The Villa of Mysteries – 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'


The Villa of Mysteries

David Hewson

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

An ancient ritual. A modern-day crime. A body is found in a peat bog near the banks of the River Tiber. Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, believes it was a young woman sacrificed long ago in an ancient Roman ritual. But she’s wrong. Whilst the method of killing is ancient history, this murder happened very recently. The horror of these ritualistic killings is very much alive and it’s up to Nic Costa to get to the bottom of it.

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.