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The Sacred Cut

A Nic Costa Mystery

by David Hewson

The Sacred Cut
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    Jan 2006, 352 pages
    Aug 2006, 512 pages

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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 Cut (2005).

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 ...

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