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Photo: Dingena Mol / Crimezone Magazine
Photo: Dingena Mol / Crimezone Magazine

David Hewson’s novels 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 have been shortlisted for America’s coveted Audie awards and narrated by acclaimed actors Richard Armitage and Alan Cumming.

A groundbreaking Shakespeare audio adaptation,  Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, once more narrated by Richard Armitage, is live on Audible worldwide. It’s shortlisted for an Audie for the best original work this year.

And now… Juliet & Romeo, a new book adaptation of the classic love story, and The Savage Shore, the return of Nic Costa and his fellow Roman detectives after eight years.

The return of Nic Costa

shoreAfter eight years they’re back in their tenth Italian adventure… Nic Costa and his fellow detectives return in The Savage Shore (De binnenste cirkel from Boekerij in the Netherlands). This time in Calabria where Lo Spettro, a legendary gang lord from the feared ’Ndrangheta, has offered to turn state witness. But do Costa and his colleagues understand the price they’ll have to pay to bring him in? Read more.

Romeo and Juliet: A Novel wins an Audie

Narrated by Richard Armitage, my adaptation of the world’s best-known love story won the coveted Audie for best original work, an audio Oscar, in New York on May 30. I couldn’t be more delighted and proud of my wonderful narrator and the incredible Audible team behind this work.

Read more about the audio here and watch the award being announced here. And don’t forget it’s now a book too…

Juliet and Romeo

It’s Shakespeare reimagined, based on the Audie-winning audiobook narrated by Richard Armitage.. A sweltering summer in Verona in 1499. Romeo meets Juliet, a sixteen-year-old child of the Renaissance, desperate to forge her own identity in the fast-changing world around her.

But their two families are at war… and Juliet is under immense pressure from her parents to wed the aristocrat Count Paris. It’s the story you know with a twist you won’t see coming. With a foreword by Richard Armitage. Read more.

Mediterranean Mysteries

From the freezing Venice of Carnival to the searing bullring of Seville… the master of Eurocrime at work.

Since his acclaimed debut with Semana Santa (now republished as Death in Seville) in 1996 David Hewson has crossed and recrossed Europe in a series of acclaimed novels. As well as the Costa series in Rome to The Killing in Copenhagen and the Pieter Vos books in Amsterdam he’s twice returned to Venice and more recently visited Florence for standalone books published in multiple language across the world. And now, with Juliet and Romeo, the historic Veneto city of Verona.  Read more