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Nic Costa
Books in series9
UNABRIDGED
(3.7 based on 819 ratings)
  • 1

    A Season for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Sean Baker
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    In a hushed Vatican reading room, the scene was shocking: a crazed professor shot dead after brandishing evidence of a grisly crime. Moments later, two bodies are found in a nearby church, each with a gruesome calling card from the killer.

    Dan says: "worth the read"
    worth the read

    David Hewson has written a series of books set in Italy. This book, A Season for the Dead, is early in the series. The author describes Detective Ni..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 18 2008 by Dan (Fayetteville, AR, United States)
  • 2

    The Villa of Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Christopher Kay
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In Rome's crowded Campo dei Fiori, a woman rushes up to two carabinieri lounging in their sunglasses and uniforms, insisting that her 16-year-old daughter has just been abducted. Detective Nic Costa sees the scene unfold and intervenes. Because Costa knows what the two officers don't: that in the morgue at Rome's police headquarters, a forensic pathologist is examining the strange, mummified corpse of another girl, whose disappearance and death bear haunting similarities.

    Vincent says: "Italian accents"
    Italian accents

    Hewson's books are great, but I far prefer the other narrator, the one who read The Sacred Cut and The Seventh Sacrament. This one, in addition to mis..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2007 by Vincent (Burlington, VT, USA)
  • 3

    The Sacred Cut

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    It's approaching Christmas in Rome and snow is falling in a way that only happens every 20 or 30 years. The city is soon paralyzed by an unseasonably icy grip, and in the dark corners of the Pantheon a grim and mysterious story begins to unfold.

    Amazon Customer says: "Promises much, delivers little"
    Promises much, delivers little

    Rome, the Pantheon, weird symbols and the Vitruvian Man all promised an involved story with some more "Da Vince Code-esque" nonsensical but thoroughly..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2006 by Amazon Customer (St Albans, UK)
  • 4

    The Lizard's Bite

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    On their private island, the Arcangelo family defies the world: living in a decaying palazzo, making glass in a terrifying, archaic furnace, watching their absurd exhibition hall sink into disrepair. But now the world is coming to their dying outpost in a crumbling corner of a Venice that tourists never see. Police boats and vaporetti bring investigators, curiosity seekers, and one man who plans to own the property himself. With two family members consumed by the foundry fire, both mystery and opportunity have been bared to the bone.

    C. Kuschel-Toerber says: "The characters grow on you"
    The characters grow on you

    I started late with this thriller series and am now trying to catch up with earier releases in chronological order.

    At first I thought th..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2008 by C. Kuschel-Toerber (Frankfurt, Hessen)
  • 5

    The Seventh Sacrament

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    It begins on one of Rome's least-known hills, the Aventino, in the public piazza fronting the mansion of the Knights of Malta. There, a curious keyhole to the knights' estate reveals an astonishing view, a direct line across the Tiber to the dome of St. Peters in the distance.

    Vivian says: "6 stars"
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  • 6

    The Garden of Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    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.

    Kelly Howard says: "Hewson delivers again"
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 7

    Dante's Numbers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    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?

    Ted says: "An Adequate Filler Of Extra Time"
    An Adequate Filler Of Extra Time

    Got time on your hands? Want to escape it every now and then? Hewson's book is totally up to the job. He reminds me of a very adequate craftsman. But ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2011 by Ted (Lancaster, PA, United States)
  • 8

    The Blue Demon

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (21)

    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.

    Kelly Howard says: ""Blue Demon" ="City of Fear""
    "Blue Demon" ="City of Fear"

    I really wish they'd quit screwing with the titles on Hewson's books. I just got the audiobook, but there was some confusion until I read both descrip..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 09 2010 by Kelly Howard (Oregon)
  • 9

    The Fallen Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David Hewson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    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.

    Dan says: "A thriller to the last page"
    A thriller to the last page

    The Fallen Angel is the last of several David Hewson's novels about a group of Rome police detectives. While Nic Costa is considered the lead in the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2011 by Dan (Fayetteville, AR, United States)