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To start with, I'm a huge fan of David Hewson's Nic Costa series. I mean, I devour them and think they're all fantastic.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. To start with, I'm a huge fan of David Hewson's Nic Costa series. But Carnival for the Dead fell short for me. The beginning was slow, the glossary of terms threw me until I printed them out to refer to as I read, and the story wasn't as engrossing as many of his other novels.

David Hewson (born 9 January 1953) is a contemporary British author of mystery novels. His series of mysteries, featuring police officers In Rome, led by the young detective and art lover Nic Costa, began with A Season for the Dead, has now been contracted to run to at least nine instalments by British, American, European and Asian publishers. The author's debut novel, Shanghai Thunder, was published by Robert Hale, in the United Kingdom, in 1986.

Nic Costa is a young detective in Rome (Italy). Book 1. A Season for the Dead. In a hushed Vatican Reading Room, the scene i. ore. Shelve A Season for the Dead.

Hewson has set this David Hewson's Nic Costa series always comes through with an enticing mystery set in atmospheric Italy. In Carnival for the Dead, Nic and his police colleagues are present only in the thoughts of Teresa Lupo, the feisty pathologist who assists on their cases

Hewson has set this David Hewson's Nic Costa series always comes through with an enticing mystery set in atmospheric Italy. In Carnival for the Dead, Nic and his police colleagues are present only in the thoughts of Teresa Lupo, the feisty pathologist who assists on their cases. Sofia has always led a bohemian sort of life, but now seems to have vanished

Carnival for the Dead is a suspenseful spin-off from the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of. .David Hewson’s European crime and mystery books range from the Copenhagen of The Killing and Sarah Lund to the Italy of Nic Costa and the Amsterdam of Pieter Vos.

Carnival for the Dead is a suspenseful spin-off from the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in Italy. In Venice the past was more reticent. Beyond the tourist sights, San Marco and the Rialto, it lurked in the shadows, seeping out of the cracked stones like blood from ancient wounds, as if death itself was one more sly performance captured beneath the bright all-seeing light of the lagoon. It’s February, and Carnival time in Venice. David lives in Kent.

Telling tales from around the world since 1995. Launched to wide acclaim in 2003, the Nic Costa novels have spanned nine titles and one spin-off standalone, Carnival for the Dead, featuring the popular pathologist character Teresa Lupo

Telling tales from around the world since 1995. Launched to wide acclaim in 2003, the Nic Costa novels have spanned nine titles and one spin-off standalone, Carnival for the Dead, featuring the popular pathologist character Teresa Lupo. The books boast an ensemble cast led by the young detective Nic Costa who first meet after a savage death in the Vatican Library in A Season for the Dead. Over the next eight books Nic and his colleagues delve into Italian history, art, culture and food, in Rome, Venice and for one brief outing partly in San Francisco in Dante’s Numbers.

Carnival for the Dead. 2 5 Author: David Hewson Narrator: Juanita McMahon. Read and listen to as many books as you like! Download books offline, listen to several books simultaneously, switch to kids mode, or try out a book that you never thought you would. Bright blue skies and freezing temperatures welcome forensic pathologist Teresa Lupo to the city. Teresa has taken time out from her job to find her beloved bohemian aunt Sofia who has mysteriously disappeared. Discover the best book experience you'd ever have.

Early 2000s – Allow David Hewson to take you on a tour of the shadowy world of Venice and the many masks in.

Early 2000s – Allow David Hewson to take you on a tour of the shadowy world of Venice and the many masks in this enchanted city. But it’s not the masks which are scary but what lies behind the. SBN: 978-0330537834

Carnival for the Dead is a suspenseful spin-off from the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in Italy.

It's February, and Carnival time in Venice. Bright blue skies and freezing temperatures welcome Teresa Lupo, forensic pathologist to the Rome Questura, to the city. She is greeted off the vaporetto by an anonymous masked man dressed as The Plague Doctor. Teresa has taken time out from her job to find her beloved bohemian aunt Sofia who has mysteriously disappeared. There seem to be no clues as to her whereabouts, but a visit to Sofia's very strange apartment in the Dorsoduro confirms Teresa's suspicions that all is not well. The puzzle deepens when a letter reveals a piece of fiction in which both Sofia and Teresa appear. Even more strange, are the links to Venetian culture which gradually begin to surface. Are the messages being sent by Sofia herself? Her abductor? Or a third party seeking to help her unravel the mystery? The revelation when it comes is as surprising and shocking as Sofia's fate. And Teresa herself comes to depend upon the unravelling of a mystery wrapped deep inside the art and culture of Venice itself. Praise for The Fallen Angel 'Intricately plotted and gorgeously written, THE FALLEN ANGEL weaves a spell that will entrap you until the final page. David Hewson's Rome is dark and tantalizing, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history' Tess Gerritsen, author of The Killing Place

Comments: (7)

Yanki
To start with, I'm a huge fan of David Hewson's Nic Costa series. I mean, I devour them and think they're all fantastic. But Carnival for the Dead fell short for me. The beginning was slow, the glossary of terms threw me until I printed them out to refer to as I read, and the story wasn't as engrossing as many of his other novels. Make no mistake, if you enjoy Hewson's style, get this book and read it. But don't expect it to be just like the Nic Costa series, it isn't. Still, a solid mystery with good pace, once you get into it.
Coron
I love Nic Costa and his cast of cohorts in crime solving. I believe that I have read every one of Hewson's novels whether they take place in Rome, Venice or California (not my favorite locale). But without Nic et al, even though I adore Venice, this book just didn't do it for me. Somehow a dumpy forensic pathologist working fairly solo on a rather ill-defined case never really engaged my interest. The device of the 'stories" did more to confuse than to pique the curiosity. The book certainly captured Venice--the details of the city's labyrinthine fondamentes and canals, it's campos and cul-de-sacs were evocative. And the sense of decadence underlying Carnivale and much of Venice all rang true. All in all a decent read, but not Hewson at his best.
Visonima
This book was a tough read... not because it was hard to read, but following it was boring. I finished the book only because I purchased it to my Kindle and didnt want to not finish the book. I liked the ending but getting there was like nails on a chalkboard. There were some good parts to this book, but not enough to really hold my interest. It surely was not a page turner. As I was reading I found myself skipping sentences and some paragraphs when it rambled on and on about certain locations... I dont mean to sound harsh... but wow this was boring. I was glad to of gotten to the end of the book so I could move onto something else. I love to read and love books that pull you right in but this surely didnt do it.
energy breath
I've read all of David Hewson's Nic Costa series and loved every book, so I was eager to read this separate one featuring Teresa Lupo, the medical examiner from Rome. In my opinion, something went haywire in Hewson's writing when he shifted his focus entirely to a single character's interior life. While the Costa novels include a cast of well-developed characters, this book reveals only Teresa, and does so in a confusing, roundabout way. As always, Hewson wonderfully captures the spirit of a place (this time, Venice), but that strength isn't enough to make this rambling, not-very-gripping story a good read.
Mezilabar
This mystery was a good tale clearly told with fantastical stories interspersed as part of the mystery. Character development, however, was weak. The novel waxed philosophical at times and touched on the surreal, which were not aspects I enjoyed. That said, the author did his research, incorporating Venice's past in both history, art, literature (Ruskin), and anecdotes (Katherine Hepburn's fall into the canal for a movie which made her ill).
Fenritaur
it is the first book that I could not finish. It did not connect, nor did it keep me interested enough to read more than a few pages at a time. I was very disappointed..
Budar
I always enjoy David Hewson's books as much for the story as for what I learn about Italy. Unfortunately, this time the story was not near as good as Venice. The plot got a bit silly and although I like Teresa Lupo, she is not my favorite character and can't really carry a whole plot line by herself. At least, not this one. But for the price, it had it's entertaining moments and was full of intersting Venice tidbits.
What a disappointment - a load of pretentious drivel - I have most of his books and loved them but this one needs to take a swift jump into the Canale Grande - its worst trait is that it is boring - I know and love Venice but this is just a pretentious insult to La Serenissima - don't bother.
Carnival for the Dead (Nic Costa) download epub
Mystery
Author: David Hewson
ISBN: 0230755933
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: MacMillan; 1st Edition edition (November 1, 2011)
Pages: 300 pages