Nic Costa by David Hewson
Nic Costa is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction/mystery novels by British novelist David Hewson. Costa is a young detective based out of Rome, Italy. He has an affinity for fine art. Due to his age, he can be a little naive, but as honest as they come. The rights to the series have been acquired by Bavaria for a television adaptation.

David Hewson began his Nic Costa series in 2003 with the novel A Season for the Dead. There is currently 9 novels in the series. Although each novel is connected with the same characters, they are all standalone stories and thus can be read in any order you wish. Below is a list of David Hewson’s books in order of when they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Nic Costa Books


A Season for the Dead(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Villa of Mysteries(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sacred Cut(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lizard's Bite(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh Sacrament(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden of Evil(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dante's Numbers(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue Demon(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fallen Angel(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Dante’s Numbers was revised as The Dante Killings in the United States. The Blue Demon was re-titled City of Fear in the United States.

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David Hewson Synopsis: A Season for the Dead is the first Nic Costa novel by David Hewson. Sara Farnese reads through some ancient texts in a reading room in the Vatican. Little does she know, elsewhere, a brutal murder takes place in a church. Then, a man enters the Vatican with a bloody bag and shows Sara the contents, and before she knows it, she becomes linked to a series of murders. Two detectives, Nic Costa and Luca Rossi, are charged with tracking down the killer before he can make Sara his next victim.

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