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The Lizard's Bite (Nic Costa)
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Life was never black and white in Italy . . . Something about the place both disturbed and interested him. Venice reminded him of a bad yet familiar relative, dangerous to know, difficult to let go. As their exile in Venice draws to a close, Roman detectives Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni are ordered to investigate an apparently open-and-shut case, a fire in a glass foundry that has claimed two lives, so all they want is to wrap it up quickly. However, as they dig more deeply into the insular glass-making community on Murano and the strange Arcangeli family, things don't quite add up. With increasing pressure from above to finish quickly, events spiral quickly out of control - with devastating consequences . . . 'You have a treat in store . . . Superb' Toronto Globe & Mail `Very enjoyable Italian mysteries . . . cleverly worked out and sharply written' Literary Review
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About the Author

David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He was a journalist from the age of seventeen, working most recently for The Sunday Times. He has also written several novels, as well as a number of travel books. Following A Season for the Dead, The Villa of Mysteries and The Sacred Cut, The Lizard's Bite is the fourth in his Italian crime series featuring Detective Nic Costa. The author lives in Kent.

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British author Hewson's wonderfully complex and finely paced fourth crime novel (after 2005's The Sacred Cut) to feature Roman detective Nic Costa and his unconventional partner, Gianni Peroni, finds the pair exiled to Venice, where they look into the case of glassmaker Uriel Arcangelo, who apparently killed his wife, Bella, then committed suicide. Instead of coming to the foreordained conclusion higher authority demands, Costa and Peroni determine, "We're no longer trying to understand the means Uriel Arcangelo used to kill his wife. But why, how and with whom the late Bella appears to have conspired to kill him." An urbane and wealthy Englishman who wants to buy the Isolo di Archangeli glassworks becomes an important suspect. Hewson is particularly strong on characterization, revealing each personality subtly and naturally as he or she reacts to the intricate plot developments. Newcomers as well as series fans will be enthralled. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"Wonderfully complex and finely paced.... Newcomers as well as [Nic Costa] series fans will be enthralled."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review "Part spaghetti Western, part buddy movie ... and more engaging than a Venetian sunset."--"Rocky Mountain News" "From the Hardcover edition."

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