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David Hewson
David Hewson is a contemporary British author of mystery novels. His series of mysteries, featuring police officers in Rome, led by the young detective and art lover Nic Costa, began with A Season for the Dead, has now been contracted to run to at least nine instalments by British, American,... show more
David Hewson is a contemporary British author of mystery novels. His series of mysteries, featuring police officers in Rome, led by the young detective and art lover Nic Costa, began with A Season for the Dead, has now been contracted to run to at least nine instalments by British, American, European and Asian publishers. The author's debut novel, Shanghai Thunder, was published by Robert Hale, in the United Kingdom, in 1986. Almost all copies of the book were sent to libraries, and has been re-issued. His second book was set in Spain during Holy Week and won the W H Smith Fresh Talent prize for one of the best first novels of 1996. Its film adaptation, released in 2002, was also titled Semana santa. Apart from that he has written a number of standalone novels, including Lucifer's Shadow and The Promised Land, and as well the second chapter of the audio serial novel The Chopin Manuscript started by Jeffery Deaver, with Lee Child and 13 other co-writers, for the audiobook site Audible.com. In June 2011 it was announced Hewson will write the novels based upon the first two series of the Danish TV series The Killing.
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Birth date: 1953-01-09
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 4 years ago
I enjoyed this book. I expected a rehashing of Shakespeare play in novel form. That is not what I got. This is richer and fuller giving not only Romeo and Juliet's story but more background into their families' feud. There is more about Paris here. Juliet is a strong woman. Romeo is more dreamer tha...
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 6 years ago
Three years ago Amsterdam detective Pieter Vos failed to solve the most important case of his career; the disappearance of his daughter Anneliese. Haunted by the fact that she has seemingly vanished without a trace he quits his job, splits from his partner and moves into a decrepit houseboat. Living...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 9 years ago
The Copper Bracelet -- a collaboration serial thriller -- conception by Jeffery Deaver Book 2 of The Watchlist aka the Harold Middleton series Other authors involved: Gayle Lynds, David Hewson, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, David Corbett, Linda Barnes, Jenny Siler...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 years ago
This novelization of Shakespeare’s famous is pretty good. By and large, it sticks to the original, but some aspects are fleshed out more. Gertrude and Ophelia, for instance, get more room and development (with Ophelia being change slightly). What is particularly nice are the references to other S...
suzemo
suzemo rated it 10 years ago
This is a retelling of Hamlet, beautifully narrated by Richard Armitage.I know Armitage has been on stage in Hamlet before, and since it is one of my favorite Shakespearean pieces, I decided to give it a go, even though I was not all that thrilled with the authors' prior work, MacBeth. Armitage di...
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