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The Garden of Evil

By David Hewson

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Format: Hardback, 448 pages, Unabridged edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 04 January 2008
In a hidden studio in an area of Rome, where the Vatican liked to keep an eye on the city's prostitutes, an art expert from the Louvre is found dead in front of one of the most beautiful paintings that Nic Costa has ever seen - an unknown Caravaggio masterpiece. But before long tragedy will strike Nic far closer to home. The main suspect's identity is known, but he remains untouchable - protected in his grand palazzo by a fleet of lawyers and a sinister cult known as the Ekstasists. If Costa and his team can crack the reasons for the cult's existence, he may well stand a chance of nailing his wife's killer. But the mystery will take him right back to Caravaggio himself and the reasons he had to flee Rome, all those centuries before . . .

About the Author

David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He worked as staff writer on The Times from 1978, and has written seven novels, as well as a number of travel books. He is now a weekly columnist for the Sunday Times. This is the sixth novel in his Italian crime series featuring Detective Nic Costa. The author lives in Kent. www.davidhewson.com

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Two bodies discovered below a gruesome Caravaggio painting in a deserted artist's studio lead detective Nic Costa on a hunt for a 400-year-old secret in Rome in this sixth outing. Hewson lives in Kent, England. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"A thought-provoking blend of art history and mystery, The Garden of Evil is ... a treat for readers who like their entertainment literate."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch" "A plot as serpentine--and suspense-filled--as the ancient Roman byways through which Costa stalks his prey."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred review "Impossible to put down."--"Daily Express" "Opens with a shocker that will have series fans reeling...Arturo Perez-Reverte has long set the gold standard for mixing history, mystery, and modern life into literary stews of mouthwatering flavor and incredible subtlety, but it's time to agree that Hewson now shares that position--and is on the verge of claiming it outright."--"Booklist, "starred review

At the outset of this dark jewel of a thriller, Hewson's sixth to feature Roman detective Nic Costa (after The Seventh Sacrament), Costa and his team are just starting to process a crime scene in an artist's shabby studio, where two corpses lie sprawled before a painting of a rapturous female nude redolent of Caravaggio, when they flush out a hooded gunman. The gunman escapes in the ensuing chase, but not before shooting dead Costa's wife of three months, former FBI agent Emily Deacon. While Costa is taken off the case, his rule-bending boss finds a way for him to help on the sly, assisting the unusual art expert--young Sister Agata Graziano--called in to investigate whether the canvas could really be a Caravaggio and what light it might shed on the murders. You don't have to be much of a sleuth to foresee danger for Sister Agata, but that's about the only predictable element in a plot otherwise as serpentine--and suspense filled--as the ancient Roman byways through which Costa stalks his prey. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

EAN: 9781405050234
ISBN: 1405050233
Publisher: Macmillan
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 4 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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