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  • ISBN 0440242983
  • ISBN13 978-0440242987
  • Language English
  • Author David Hewson
  • Publisher Dell; Reprint edition (February 24, 2009)
  • Formats mbr mobi txt lrf
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1466 kb
  • Size Fb2 1334 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 991

In a deserted artist’s studio in the heart of Rome, detectives stumble upon a scene of shocking brutality: two bodies, freshly killed. Looming over them is a painting that bears all the hallmarks of a Caravaggio: a brilliantly colored canvas depicting a shocking tableau of beauty and depravity. . . . This grisly discovery sends Detective Nic Costa on a desperate chase through the streets of his city. For Costa, finding the killer who escaped him is intensely personal…Teaming with an art expert, Costa follows clues hidden in the mysterious Caravaggio canvas. As he moves through a maze of history, he begins to make stunning connections to the present case. And each discovery brings him closer and closer to a secret buried in a priceless work of art, a conspiracy dating back four hundred years—and men who will stop at nothing to protect their own private garden of evil….

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The Garden Of Evil book. In a hidden studio in an area of Rome, where the Vatican liked. Shortly after arriving at I've read most, but not all of the Nic Costa books by David Hewson and have enjoyed them based on the depth of the characters coupled with the environments in which they live and work. Hewon does not write the page-turner that is over in a night. Instead, he infuses his stories with rich detail that is of an old-world pace.

The Garden of Evil is the sixth in the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in the Eternal City. The picture possessed a frightful beauty, one which burned so brightly that, once witnessed, could never be unseen. Even the presence of two corpses, one clearly murdered, the other dead through strange and suspicious circumstances, did nothing to distract their attention from the canvas. The Garden of Evil is the sixth in the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in the Eternal City.

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David Hewson's Nic Costa series just keeps getting better. Although The Garden of Evil more or less begins with the scene of the requisite gruesome murder, the novel quickly travels well beyond that, examining art history and appreciation, the old adage that absolute power corrupts absolutely, the benefits and drawbacks of a religious life, and love as a destructive as well as a redemptive force. Although I was a bit disappointed to see Gianni, Theresa, and Leo step back out of the spotlight and into their supporting roles, it was in service of really fleshing out Nic's character

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She had spent much of the previous night reading it, but parts had still, Agata said, only been skimmed. She had focused on those that appeared to contain the most activity. She had focused on those that appeared to contain the most activity he excuse to visit the convent, she had consulted with another sister there, one skilled in documents of that period and capable of translating some of the words and terms with which she was unfamiliar. Agata Graziano’s dark complexion hid her blushes, mostly.

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.

David Hewson's Nic Costa series just keeps getting better

David Hewson's Nic Costa series just keeps getting better. strong Italian police procedural. com User, August 7, 2008. At a Roman art studio, Italian police detective Nic Costa and his unit are beginning to work the homicide crime scene; two dead people lie near a painting of a female nude.

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Kanek
I am surprised by all the negative reviews of this book. I've read all the Nic Costa books that came before it in the series, and I think this is the best one. This series, and this book in particular, are much more than just murder mysteries. There is a lot of discussion of art -- Caravaggio is almost a character in this book himself -- and most of the books incorporate significant Roman architectural sites. In addition, this book focuses on the conflict in each of us between good and evil, and between the carnal and the spiritual. It's a rich, complex story. And, over the course of the series, I think the author has improved his pacing. If what you're looking for is a page-turning whodunnit, this may not be the best choice -- we know who did it fairly early on. (And, yes, there might be a few imperfect elements in the plot.) But if you want to read a mystery that is also thought-provoking and that you will remember for a long time, this is an excellent choice.
Levaq
I keep coming back to Hewson's Costa series. The characters are well developed and likeable. They have a depth to them that allows the reader to get to know them. It is also interesting to watch Nic Costa grow as both a person and a detective. You'll also learn a bit about the art world and some of the history of an interesting painter in the process. Emily, Nic's wife, only a brief appearance but her presence is felt throughout the book. Once weakness is that she appears to be a tough, experience agent in this scene when we know she was at best a mediocre FBI agent with limited field experience. I would have liked her to stick around more to see how she and Nic developed. Still, it is a good read with an interesting plot that actually reaches back a few centuries in in its development and execution. I always learn a bit reading Hewson's books.
Bremar
David Hewson's Nic Costa series just keeps getting better. Although The Garden of Evil more or less begins with the scene of the requisite gruesome murder, the novel quickly travels well beyond that, examining art history and appreciation, the old adage that absolute power corrupts absolutely, the benefits and drawbacks of a religious life, and love as a destructive as well as a redemptive force.

Although I was a bit disappointed to see Gianni, Theresa, and Leo step back out of the spotlight and into their supporting roles, it was in service of really fleshing out Nic's character. In this novel Nic must face the unthinkable, and everything is not tidily resolved at the end of the book.

Mr. Hewson excels at character develoment - his characters (even the minor ones) are complex and multi-faceted, not the "cardboard cut-outs" that you see in many suspense novels. Additionally, each of the Nic Costa novels has a strong sense of place - Rome (or Venice, in one book) is almost another character in the book.

Evocative, complex, and suspenseful - I truly savor these books and cannot wait for the next one.
Dordred
Really enjoyed this mystery set in Italy. Great storytelling and historical detail, for me one of the most enjoyable parts of the novel. David Hewson is a terrific storyteller. He keeps your attention throughout the book. I found myself relating to his characters and feeling their emotions along with them. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Hewson.
Meztisho
I like David Hewson's work and have read several of the Nic Costa series. I have also read and use his excellent books on writing. Enough compliments. I could not get past the first few chapters in this book. It is a pathetic piece of drivel, and I do not recommend it to anyone. The plot set-up and characterization is beyond weak. In particular, I was very surprised at how unskilled the plot development around Emily's death is. Nic is so pathetic as a character, you think he is going to embrace his wife's killer in a "Kumbaya Moment" and dance around her body. This was so poorly done, I stopped reading, gagged, threw-up and deleted the book from my Kindle. YUK! Do not waste your time and money on this book.
Rasmus
Love it , the way the story goes round Caravaggio's paintings is very interesting, and make you go and find the paintings to see for yourself.
Murn
This is truely one of the better mysteries that I have read. I highly recommend it...and if your going to Rome read the entire series!
WOW!!! This was a terrific addition to the Costa series. The best one yet. The characters are familiar and well developed. The storyline was totally unpredictable. A fast paced, thoroughly enjoyable experience!