Nic Costa is coming back to the Netherlands

This is the year I go back to Italy and I hope I can take some of you with me. The Nic Costa series is back in business after a break of eight years. Costa and crew were always popular with Dutch readers so I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Boekerij, the publisher of my Pieter Vos stories and The Killing books, will be bringing out the tenth title in the series, De Binnenste Cirkel (The Savage Shore in English) in August, and republishing the first Costa book, De Vaticaanmoorden at the same time.

As always I’m grateful to the wonderfully supportive people at Boekerij — and to Dutch and Belgian readers whose love of the series has made this possible.

You can see the covers below.


New Nic Costa editions and a new book

0We’re fast approaching the return of Nic Costa and the rest of my Roman crew in the first new book featuring them in seven years. So it’s time to bring people up-to-date on a few developments on the Italian book front.

The new book is The Savage Shore, set in Calabria, and will be out in the UK in hardback from Severn House on July 31 and in the US on November 1. The mass market paperback will appear from Canongate next year.

I’m delighted to say that Severn House and Canongate are republishing the first three books in the series too: A Season for the Dead, The Villa of Mysteries and The Sacred Cut. 

The ebook of A Season for the Dead — cover seen here — will be out on April 1, that for The Villa of Mysteries on July 1 to tie in with the release of The Savage Shore and The Sacred Cut will appear on October 1. The mass market paperbacks will follow from Canongate next year.

It’s great to see the series back in circulation again and with such an enthusiastic publisher. More covers and news shortly…


Romeo and Juliet: nominated for an Audie

I’m absolutely gobsmacked to tell you that Romeo and Juliet, my adaptation for Audible narrated so splendidly by Richard Armitage, has been nominated for an audio ‘Oscar’, the Audies.

Wow. This is my third nomination, the first two with my good friend A.J. Hartley for Macbeth and Hamlet (the latter with Richard too). I’m incredibly grateful to all the people at Audible who made this project possible, and Richard for a narration performance that exceeded my wildest dreams.

Here’s the full list — such company to be in. The winner will be announced in New York City on May 31st. Thanks again everyone!



Books by the Beach – the full line-up is out

We’re fast approaching the release of Juliet and Romeo, my revisionary version of the familiar tale from Shakespeare and earlier writers due out in May from the Dome Press. But as I’ve hinted here earlier there will be a sneak preview and a chance to buy the book before everyone else.

On Thursday April 12 I’ll be speaking and reading from it as part of the fantastic Books by the Beach Festival in Scarborough. Anyone who’s followed the growth of Books by the Beach to become one of the UK’s most innovative and exciting festivals will know to expect the unexpected. This is certainly that.

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