Nic Costa
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  • 1
    A Season for the Dead: The Rome Series: Book 1 | David Hewson

    A Season for the Dead: The Rome Series: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Sean Baker
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (116)

    The first in an Italian crime series set in Rome. Whilst Sara Farnese pours over ancient texts in the silent and beautiful Vatican reading room, a crazed man enters carrying a bloodied bag. He walks up to Sara's desk. He has something he would like her to see. Sara is inextricably linked to a series of horrific murders, each one representative of the death of a martyr of the Church. Enter Detectives Costa and Rossi. They must protect Sara whilst hunting down the killer, and time is running short.

    An extraordinary and gripping story

    I tried this book after hearing the interview with the author, David Hewson, and hearing the first chapter on the Audible Newsletter. I wasn't disapp..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 February 2008 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Villa of Mysteries: The Rome Series: Book 2 | David Hewson

    The Villa of Mysteries: The Rome Series: Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Christopher Kay
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    When a young woman is found dead in a peat bog near the banks of the river Tiber, Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, thinks she is the victim of an ancient pagan ritual. Inspector Leo Falcone, however, knows this case is recent history and the horror is still very much alive.

    Oh my gosh ...

    Well if I thought the first book in the Rome series was narrated badly, then this one is awful. I am about an hour from finishing it. The listener w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 February 2008 by G. Ryan (Suffolk, UK)
  • 3
    The Sacred Cut: The Rome Series: Book 3 | David Hewson

    The Sacred Cut: The Rome Series: Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
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    For the first time in decades Rome is paralysed by a blizzard. And a gruesome discovery is made in the Pantheon, one of the city's most ancient and revered architectural treasures. Covered by softly falling snow is the body of a young woman, her back horribly mutilated. But before Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni of the Questura can begin a formal investigation, the US Embassy has brought in its own people, FBI Agents who want the case closed down as quickly and discreetly as possible.

    Pure enjoyment!

    Good fast paced police/spy thriller with excellent delivery by the reader. The characters have depth and are believable, the story intriguing with g..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 March 2006 by Robb (SELBY, NYK, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    The Lizard's Bite: The Rome Series: Book 4 | David Hewson

    The Lizard's Bite: The Rome Series: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Things are looking up for Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni - their humiliating exile in Venice is nearly at an end, and their long-awaited holiday is about to begin...

    Intriging and inventive story

    I've only recently discovered David Hewson's writings. I've been working my way through his Rome detective series and have been impressed by the shee..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 April 2008 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    The Seventh Sacrament: The Rome Series: Book 5 | David Hewson

    The Seventh Sacrament: The Rome Series: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
    Back in Rome after their dramatic adventures in Venice, Detectives Costa, Peroni, and Leo Falcone are rebuilding their lives. But they team up once again when faced with the sudden appearance of fresh bloodstains on a missing young boy's T-shirt in a small museum exhibit displaying supposed evidence of communication from souls in Purgatory. Soon they find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving both the ancient cult of Mithras and the sinister House of Bones.

    wonderful book

    Starts slowly but has a wonderful finish. An excellent book-both as a thriller and good lierature -in audio form superbly narrated. Best of the Hewson..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 October 2007 by Louise (CardiffUnited Kingdom)
  • 6
    The Garden of Evil | David Hewson

    The Garden of Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    In a hidden studio in Rome, an art expert is found dead in front of one of the most beautiful paintings 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 by a fleet of lawyers and a sinister cult known as the Ekstasists.

    Murder and art skilfully combined

    This is a further instalment in the lives and work of policeman Costa and colleagues in David Hewson's Rome series. The author's fertile imagination,..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 September 2008 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Dante's Numbers | David Hewson

    Dante's Numbers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    In the gorgeous grounds of Rome's Villa Borghese park the glitterati of the movie world are gathered for a world premiere. A legendary Italian movie director has come out of retirement to create a blockbuster based on Dante's Inferno. But, as Nic Costa and his colleagues attempt to guard the precious collection of historic artifacts attached to the event, the premiere is disrupted by tragedy and a horrific murder. Is a disgruntled admirer of Dante taking his revenge on the cast of the movie?

    When in Rome...

    I've listened to all the Nic Costa series and have really enjoyed them, especially when read by Saul Reichlin. Much of their appeal is the setting in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2009 by Baladobabe (Scotland)
  • 8
    The Blue Demon | David Hewson

    The Blue Demon

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Twenty years ago, a mysterious group called the Blue Demon committed a series of bizarre and ritualistic crimes evoking the legacy of the lost race of the Etruscans, and leaving in their wake a group of dead students, a murdered couple, a cryptic message and a kidnapped child. Now, the leaders of the G8 are descending on Rome for a summit at the Quirinale Palace.

    Complicated story of political intrigue

    I have enjoyed David Hewson's previous books in his Rome Series, of which this is the eighth. His hall-mark style is to link a modern police investiga..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 August 2010 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 9
    The Fallen Angel | David Hewson

    The Fallen Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    Detective Nic Costa faces his hardest case yet. When the sins of the past echo the crimes of the present... When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa suspects more than a simple accident. Nic is sure Malise's family are hiding vital information. As the investigation deepens, Rome's seedy side is uncovered, revealing a web of deceit, treachery and corruption. The key to the truth lies with the Gabriels.

    Another intruging story in the Rome series

    I've listened to all eight of the previous books in Hewson's Rome series following the detectives: Nic Costa, Giani Peroni and Leo Falconi and their c..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 August 2011 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)