The Flood
by David Hewson

A dazzling Italian mystery, rich in intrigue and dark secrets, from an internationally bestselling crime writer at the height of his powers.

Florence, 1986. A seemingly inexplicable attack on a church fresco of Adam and Eve brings together an unlikely couple: Julia Wellbeloved, an English art student, and Pino Fratelli, a semi-retired detective who longs to be back in the field. Their investigation leads them to the secret society that underpins the city: an elite underworld of excess, violence and desire.

Seeped in the culture of Tuscany’s most mysterious city, The Flood takes the reader on a dazzling journey into the darkness in Florence’s past: the night of the great flood in 1966 …


“Hewson excellently integrates episodes from Florentine history into the lives of his intriguing heroes. . . Readers of Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin or Italian authors Andrea Camilleri and Carlo Lucarelli will find this gripping”

Library Journal

“Hewson spins an engrossing tale of art and murder”


David Hewson

David Hewson is a former journalist with The Times, Sunday Times and the Independent. He is the author of more than thirty novels, including his Rome-based Nic Costa series which has been published in fifteen languages, his Amsterdam-based series featuring detective Pieter Vos and the brand-new Venetian mystery series. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series, The Killing. He lives near Canterbury in Kent.@david_hewson |

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The Flood by David Hewson is available in the following formats

Hardback *978072788525830th June 2015146 X 224mm256£19.99
Ebook97817801067861st October 2015N/A272$14.99
Ebook97817801067861st October 2015N/A272£4.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789423630th June 2016142 X 222mm384$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072789423629th April 2016142 X 222mm384£23.99
Paperback978184751625131st March 2016140 X 215mm256£12.99
Paperback978184751625131st March 2016140 X 215mm256£13.99
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