About the Nic Costa series: The Sacred Cut is Hewson's third mystery to
star Roman detective Nic Costa. The series started with A Season for
the Dead, published in the UK in 2003 and in the USA in 2004. Then
followed The Villa of Mysteries (2004/2005) and The Sacred
The next in the series, The Lizard's Bite was published in the UK in March and will be available in hardcover in the USA this November. Hewson says the story harks back to an earlier standalone mystery he wrote - Lucifer's Shadow (published in the UK in 2001 and in the US in 2005), and includes some of the same characters. Costa takes on a case that, for the first time, takes him beyond the known and comfortable confines of Rome, and one which comes at some considerable personal cost.
In addition to Lucifer's Shadow, Hewson has published four other stand-alone novels, including his first novel Semana Santa (1996) which was set in Spain. Although these other titles have not been published in the USA, they can be purchased through Amazon.com.
He lives in Kent in the South of England and has plans for at least two more books in the Nic Costa series.
This article was originally published in March 2006, and has been updated for the
August 2006 paperback release.
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