Garden of Evil by David Hewson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Macmillan, 2008, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: 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
In a hidden studio in an area of Rome where the Vatican liked to keep an eye on the citys prostitutes, an art expert from the Louvre is found dead in front of one of the most beautiful paintings that Nic Costa has ever seen an unknown Caravaggio masterpiece.
But before long tragedy will strike Nic far closer to home. The main suspects identity is known, but he remains untouchable protected in his grand palazzo by a fleet of lawyers and a sinister cult known as the Ekstasists.
If Costa and his team can crack the reasons for the cults existence, he may well stand a chance of nailing the double-killer. But the mystery will take him right back to Caravaggio himself and the reasons he had to flee Rome all those centuries before
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a pull to the foot of the upper panel causing a short, untidy, tear. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
438 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Fiction Author: H category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…