The Villa of Mysteries - Nic Costa thriller (Paperback)David Hewson (author)
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'No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me - nor made it seem so sinister' Peter James
'David Hewson's Rome is dark and tantalizing, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history' Tess Gerritsen
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.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
David Hewson's Rome is dark and tantalising, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history -- Tess Gerritsen
Hewson . . . effortlessly keeps thrills coming a mile a minute -- Jeffery Deaver
Hewson does more than provide a thrilling read. He saves you the airfare to Italy. When you turn the last page, you'll think you've been there -- Linwood Barclay
A riveting and fast-paced thriller . . . every character hides a dark secret that, like Rome's ancient mysteries, seems to lurk just beyond reach. A complex and satisfying mystery from a master plot maker * * Booklist * *
Costa and Peroni, like all the best fictional detectives, become more rounded and interesting with every episode * * Literary Review * *
Hewson's inventiveness never flags * * Sunday Times * *
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