The Cemetery of Secrets is an atmospheric mystery by the bestselling author of The Killing, David Hewson. In the ancient burial ground of San Michele on an island off Venice, a young woman's casket is prised open, an object wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary story begins. Young academic Daniel Forster arrives in Venice working for the summer in the library of a private collector. When his employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, he ignites a chain of violence, deception, intrigue and murder. Daniel is drawn into the police investigation surrounding a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo and a lost musical masterpiece dating back to 1733. Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal and danger collide transporting the reader from the intrigue of Vivaldi's Venice to the gritty world of a modern detective. From the genius of prodigy to the greed of a killer, The Cemetery of Secrets builds to a shattering crescendo - and one last, breathtaking surprise.Previously titled Lucifer's Shadow.
David Hewson was born in Yorkshire and was a journalist from the age of seventeen, working most recently for the Sunday Times. He has written several novels and a number of travel books in addition to his crime series featuring Detective Nic Costa. He lives in Kent.