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

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.

A groundbreaking Shakespeare audio adaptation,  Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, once more narrated by Richard Armitage, is live on Audible worldwide. The latest instalment of the Pieter Vos stories, Sleep Baby Sleep, is out in the UK and in the Netherlands from Boekerij.

The Killing I.  David Hewson – the author of more than a dozen detective novels set in Italy and with no need to stoop to anything too hurriedly commercial – has taken what was television gold and turned it into literary gold. This is one of the most engrossing detective novels I’ve read in a long time, with no easy solutions or insulting pay-offs and no easy moral to its story. The Telegraph

Telegraph, five-star review

The House of Dolls settles into a riveting, labyrinthine plot that’s peppered with action sequences and some shocking revelations. Hewson capably introduces new characters, including a conniving journalist, and there are some stunning set pieces. When Hewson hits his stride it feels like you’re being treated to a masterclass in crime writing. If you have a penchant for Euro-crime procedurals, The House of Dolls is an essential new series. Crimefictionlover.com