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On an August night on a small island near Venice, a fire explodes in a glassmaking shop. When help arrives, two people are dead, a rich Englishman is implicated, and investigators from Rome are assigned a case no one wants them to solve....In this spellbinding new novel featuring Detective Nic Costa, author David Hewson weaves together the rich fabric of Europes most beguiling city with a riveting tale of passion, corruption, and the poisonous bite of betrayal.

On their private island, the Arcangelo family defy the world: living in a decaying palazzo, making glass in a terrifying, archaic furnace, watching their absurd exhibition hall sink into disrepair. But now the world is coming to their dying outpost in a crumbling corner of a Venice that tourists never see. Police boats and vaporetti bring investigators, curiosity seekers, and one man who plans to own the property himself. With two family members consumed by the foundry fire, both mystery and opportunity have been bared to the bone.

On special assignment from Rome, Detective Nic Costa, along with his partner, his boss, and a dogged pathologist named Teresa Lupo, is getting in the way of progress, Venetian-style. They know that Uriel Arcangelo and his wife were murdered. They know that a predatory Englishman must be a suspect, as is the family of the murdered woman. And while everyone wants the Roman cops to give up and go home, they cant-because a matter of desire, death, and lies has just turned murderously on one of them....

A tale as bewitching as its lush backdrop, The Lizards Bite is an astounding alchemy of superb writing, vibrant atmosphere, and sheer, gripping suspense.

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In this spellbinding new novel featuring Detective Nic Costa, author Hewson weaves together the rich fabric of Europe's most beguiling city with a riveting tale of passion, corruption, and the poisonous bite of betrayal. A wonderfully complex and finely paced crime novel.--"Publishers Weekly," starred review.

About the Author

David Hewson is the author of nine novels. Formerly a weekly columnist for the Sunday Times, he lives in Kent, England, where he is at work on his next crime novel, Dantes Numbers, which Delacorte will publish in 2009.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440243007
Author:
Hewson, David
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.88x6.60x1.11 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this spellbinding new novel featuring Detective Nic Costa, author Hewson weaves together the rich fabric of Europe's most beguiling city with a riveting tale of passion, corruption, and the poisonous bite of betrayal. A wonderfully complex and finely paced crime novel.--"Publishers Weekly," starred review.
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