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David Hewson’s European crime and mystery books range from the Copenhagen of The Killing and Sarah Lund to the Italy of Nic Costa and the Amsterdam of Pieter Vos. Over twenty years and more than twenty titles his books have been translated into multiple languages around the world.

His Shakespeare adaptations with A.J. Hartley have been shortlisted for America’s coveted Audie awards and narrated by acclaimed actors Richard Armitage and Alan Cumming.

On December 6 his latest groundbreaking Shakespeare audio adaptation, the 11-hour plus Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, once more narrated by Richard Armitage, goes live on Audible worldwide.

AUDIO

romeo

Richard Armitage narrating bold, new versions of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Alan Cumming narrating Macbeth, a brand new dramatic version of Macbeth in German…

The Times called Hamlet ‘one of the most powerful listening experiences that I’ve had.’ Discover these award-winning reimaginings of some of the world’s great classics.

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AMSTERDAM

House of Dolls

Crime in the city of canals and coffee shops… the acclaimed Pieter Vos series set around an Amsterdam detective leading a solitary life with his little dog Sam on a decrepit barge on the Prinsengracht canal.

Said the Toronto Globe & Mail, ‘Setting is always essential to Hewson and he evokes everything from scent to scenery.’

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THE KILLING

The Killing

The Killing trilogy takes the story of one of TV’s most famous detective, Copenhagen’s Sarah Lund, and turns it into a reimagined adaptation with new twists, characters and story turns.

The Telegraph said, ‘David Hewson has taken what was television gold and turned it into literary gold’.

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NIC COSTA

Fallen Angel

Set in Rome, Venice and with one brief side trip to San Francisco, the Nic Costa books have won awards ranging from best audio adaptation to mystery of the year from the American Library Association. Bestselling author Peter James said, ‘No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me — nor made it seem so sinister’.

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STANDALONES

cemetery

Author of more than twenty five novels set around Europe, David’s standalone titles which range from the Venice of Vivaldi and Canaletto to the bullring of Seville and the darker corners of Florence.

Find out more here.

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ON WRITING

Ulysses

It’s finishing the book that counts… explore some of David’s titles on writing technique, practice and tools such as Ulysses and Scrivener.

Don’t forget to browse the blog for the occasional post on writing tips and technique too.

 

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The Romeo and Juliet quest: now to the final part

Here we are at the end of the journey. I hope you’ve enjoyed chasing some of the puzzles we’ve set. And that when you hear the finished audiobook the quest for the answers makes it just a bit more vivid. Romeo and Juliet is fiction but the real world of Verona and the fascinating history of 1499 lie behind much of the story. Every one of these questions addresses some aspect of that time you will find in our adaptation.

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The answer is never silence

I’ll be honest; this hasn't been a great year for me when it comes to writing. On December 6 my big project of the moment, the audio drama of Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, goes live and I couldn’t be more excited about that. But I wrote R&J last year. Then the fourth...

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The tragedy of Venice in a single shop

I've been heading off to Venice for around twenty years now, as a visitor to begin with, now mostly for work. Either research or ideas or to finish off a book in the quiet of the little apartment of Dorsoduro I've rented off and on for the best part of a decade....

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