A Season for the Dead

Author(s): David Hewson
Series: Nic Costa Series No: 1
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: CP0154
Released: Sep 08, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470317966
Narrator/s: Sean Baker
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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.

Professional reviews

"Hewson deftly creates Vatican City with all its pomp and secrecy. Detectives Costa and Rossi are desperate to catch a maniacal murderer who knows his church history and is murdering victims by following the same methods used to kill early church martyrs. Sean Baker is excellent as he portrays these "reverential" murders in a style that makes listeners feel like they're learning about the case through verbal asides from church and police insiders. While the setting and interesting bits of church history are entertaining, this novel is also violent and graphic. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"