Editor’s Pick – The Flood


Available in the UK 26th June, in the US and in eBook October 1. ISBN 9780727885258

With his first novel with us at Severn House, David Hewson has swept away the competition and been selected as June’s Editor’s Pick. Known for his Scandinavian and Italian crime novels, we think that his latest novel, THE FLOOD, will win David new fans whilst pleasing existing admirers.

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David Hewson – photo credit Mark Bothwell

Kate said: “We are delighted to welcome to Severn House the highly acclaimed author of the Nic Costa series and THE KILLING novelisations with THE FLOOD, the proposed first in a brand-new series set in Florence, Italy, and introducing idealistic English art student Julia Wellbeloved and cantankerous Italian detective Pino Fratelli as a fascinatingly mismatched pair of sleuths.  Wonderfully atmospheric and steeped in the culture of Tuscany’s most mysterious city, THE FLOOD is a darkly thrilling tale of violence, excess and forbidden desire which takes the reader on a tense and twisting journey into some of the more disturbing aspects of Florence’s past.   A thoroughly absorbing, complex and intelligent read, this had me gripped from the outset – and I recommend it highly.”


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