Venice in wartime
In 1999, Nico Uccello is called to bedside of his dying grandfather. There to be passed a shocking family secret… the story of a time young Nico can’t imagine, the Nazi occupation of Venice, and the private bloody war waged by partisans… his own family among them.
Sensitively written, with a tremendous late twist, The Garden of Angels is above all a superlative re-creation of time and aqueous place…
Pack it with your panama if you’re bound for the Lido.THE TIMES
Now out… a new series set in modern Venice but with a focus on the past. In this debut story an investigation into two murders from the past that seem to have shaped the death of a famous TV historian in the present day.
A standalone chiller set in the remote Faroe Islands… As grim as the bleakest of Nordic noir. If you think the solution to the crime will produce a happy ending, just wait till the chilling final pages. Kirkus Reviews
The latest in the ever-popular Nic Costa series. For once, not in his home city of Rome but Calabria, where Costa and his colleagues have been sent undercover with a perilous mission… taking into custody a gang boss who’s decided to turn informer, at risk to the lives of everyone involved.
A Journey along the Appian Way
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The world of audio originals
The bleak highlands of Scotland with Alan Cumming retelling the story of Macbeth, a steamy summer in Verona where Richard Armitage narrates David’s reworking of the classic story of Romeo and Juliet, in an Audie-winning performance, and a chilly dystopian Yorkshire where Gemma Whelan tells the story of a young girl’s’ escape from tyranny in Realer…
David has been at the forefront of audio originals since the early days of the medium. Explore his rich portfolio of work on our Audio Originals page.
A late-page revelation will have readers gasping in surprise, and Hewson expertly balances tense action and thoughtful emotion. Fans of character-driven WWII thrillers will want to check this out.
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News and opinion
It was fascinating to ‘sit down’ (a few thousand miles apart) with JoAnn Locktov to talk writing and Venice at length. You can read the result now in Ytali, an essential source of news and opinion for anyone interested in Italy and Venice in particular. The English version is here, and the Italian, kindly translated […]
For me, three key elements support a conventional narrative, each critical to the recounting of a good tale. Every conventional story, be it crime, thriller, horror, sci-fi or mainstream novel, sits on that structural tripod. What makes each different may be the balance between the three. In one of those breakneck, read-in-a-flash thrillers which The […]
Please note a slight change in the timing of the event with Philip Gwynne Jones and Gregory Dowling at Studium in Venice on October 13. This will now start at 6pm, not 6.30 as originally stated. More details here.