The Fallen Angel

The Fallen Angel

Book - 2011
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"When the sins of the past echo the crimes of the present - Detective Nic Costa faces his hardest case yet. When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa rapidly comes to realize that there is much more to the accident than he had first thought. It also becomes apparent that Malise's family - mysterious and tragic daughter Mina, stoic wife Cecilia and troubled son Robert - may be keeping vital information hidden. Nic becomes obsessed with the case, and is especially intrigued by Mina's story which seems to be linked with the sixteenth century-legend of a young Italian noblewoman, Beatrice Cenci. As the investigation deepens, Rome's dark and seedy side is uncovered, revealing a web of deceit, treachery and corruption. Costa realizes that the key to the truth lies with the Gabriels. Why are they so unwilling to co-operate, and who, or what, is the reason for their silence?"--Publisher.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, ©2011
ISBN: 9780330535618
9780230529373
Branch Call Number: HEWSON
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 24 cm

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Good plot and colourful setting but the writing is not very good. Repetitive, frustratingly one-dimensional. The police characters were pedantic.

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ilovewhippets
Aug 20, 2013

Just as you think you understand what happened and have the answers, it veers into a different direction... Good historical novel mystery.. You will learn much about Rome and Italy, etc..

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deRougemont
Sep 02, 2011

Splendid. "The Fallen Angel", The latest addition to David Hewson's series of Roman novels, is a delightful mystery. Hewson sets the bar high in the mystery / thriller genre with intricate plotting, wonderful three dimensional characters and a palpable love of Rome ... both historic and contemporary.

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