The Lizard's Bite
In Venice they are joined by girlfriends, Emily Deacon and Teresa Lupo for holiday that is postponed when a glass factory furnace overheats and kills two people. The pair are husband and wife, the wife is found to be pregnant and her husband is medically impotent. Compounding matters, the family is near bankrupt ...more
Ook weet ik inmiddels bij deze schrijver wanneer bepaalde delen uit het verhaal iets gaan toevoegen of juist niet, teveel beschrijvend soms. Dus dan dat deel maar overslaan? Doe maar niet, karakters en omgevingen zijn vaak ook... gewo ...more
The three Roman Questura(fictional) police have been sent to Venice as punishment. Of course, they can’t keep out of trouble and when there is a serious accident at the Murano glass foundry, they are called in to investigate. It seems like a simple accident until a skull is found inside the glass oven and a half burnt man on the floor outside. All the doors are locked.
Nic Costa is a detective, in love with E ...more
A fire in a glass foundry leaves two dead, but is it an accident, a murder/suicide, or double murder? Falconi and his team having been banished from their Roman home to the city of Venice slowly uncover a tale of deceit and murder in the ancient city. With Massiter the intriguing Englishman all is not as it seems, and as further murders follow, Falconi's men must uncover the truth.
This is the fourth "Nic Costa" book, ...more
Hewson, David – 4th in series
Dell Suspense, 2006, US Paperback – ISBN: 9780440243007
First Sentence: In the shifting darkness of the vessel’s bowels, low over the undulating black water, the animal waited, trembling.
*** Roman police officers Nick Costa and Gianni Peroni think they are going to get some time off with their girlfriends, former FBI agent Emily Deacon and pathologist Teresa Lupo. But things change when their boss, Leo Falcone sho ...more
The story opens with Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni, Nic's partner looking forward to the end of a
humiliating exile in Venice and the beginning of a long-awaited vacation with their girl friends, Emily Deacon and Teresa Lupo. Unfortunately they are ordered to investigate a case, in which a fire in a glass foundry has claimed two lives. They want to wrap it up quickly, but a ...more
In een augustusnacht breekt een felle brand uit in een Venetiaanse glasblazerij. De volgende dag zijn er twee doden, is een rijke Engelsman gecompromitteerd en worden twee Romeinse agenten opgezadeld met een zaak die men snel wil begraven. Op hun privé-eiland tarten de Arcangelo's de wereld: ze bewonen een vervallen palazzo, maken glas in een enorme ouderwetse oven en zien langzaam hun grandeur in verval raken. Maar nu komt de wereld naar deze vergeten hoek van Venetië: politieboten en vaporetti...more
The reason the two venitien cops and their wives are involved, its rather a life style for them, and is because they're leading in investigations, it wasn’t to get involved with the family, which nearly seemed to become the point. But where as Falcone takes a sudden infatuation for the miss Arcangeli during the investigation, and falls for her. Supposing to be a old family, who once had wealth, now living remotely on the ...more
This book takes place with Nic and his cohorts transfered to Venus as a punishment. In the last week of their exile, a seeminly open & shut case takes place on the island of Murano, where the Venitian glass is made. Of course Nic, Falcone, Emily, Peroni & Theresa, never do things the easy way and they soon have ...more
En voi sanoa tuntevani omakohtaisesti Venetsiaa kovin hyvin, mutta jossain vaiheessa kirjaa mieleen hiipi ajatus, tunteeko Hewsonkaan ...more
Only one silly note: never knew any Italian person named only "Nic"... And Bella isn't at all a common name, though I think this book came before Twilight. :-P
He's adapted Shakespeare for Audible and in 2018 won the Audie for best original work for Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, narrated by Richard Armitage.
2019 sees the release of a new, full-cast Audible drama set in New York ...more