David Hewson Carnival for the Dead

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Carnival for the Dead

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Novelist David Hewson brings Byzantine and dreamlike Venice vividly to life in this dark and deftly plotted mystery that hearkens back to the spellbinding tales of Donna Leon and M. R. James.

For as long as she can remember, Teresa Lupo has envied her aunt Sofia. After all, she is everything Teresa is not: beautiful, adventurous, wildly creative. While Sofia enjoyed passionate love affairs and traveled the world, thoughtful, methodical Teresa stayed close to home, working her way through the civil-service system to become Rome’s senior police forensic specialist. So when Sofia encounters “a few problems” at her new home in Venice, it is Teresa to whom she turns for help—only to vanish abruptly on the eve of Carnival. Teresa’s only clues to her aunt’s whereabouts are a mysterious letter, a bouquet of flowers, and a series of short stories by an unknown author, stories in which Sofia and Teresa inexplicably appear. The bizarre narratives create a complex puzzle, one Teresa can solve only by immersing herself in the art and history of Venice and the fantastic spectacle that is Carnival. But the deeper she ventures into the shadowy spirit of the festival, the more Teresa comes to realize that nothing in the magical city is as it seems.

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David Hewson is the author of seventeen novels published in more than twenty languages. His debut novel, Semana Santa, was translated to film, and his nine-book Nic Costa series, set in Rome, is currently being developed for television. Previously he worked as a journalist, writing for the London Times, The Sunday Times, and The Independent.

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Hewson’s celebrated Nic Costa series takes a fascinating detour here, with the setting moving from Rome to Venice and most of the cast (Costa, Leo Falcone, and Gianni Peroni) on hiatus. That leaves pathologist Teresa Lupo on the case, and a very personal one it is. Teresa’s favorite aunt, Sofia, has gone missing in Venice, and it’s up to the pathologist to turn investigator in an effort to find her. The trail is strewn with leads—Sofia was an outgoing sort who told her story to all and sundry—but matters are complicated by Carnival, Venice’s annual festival, which draws drunken tourists in record numbers. Further muddying the lagoons are several murders and a suicide that appear, somehow, to be connected to Sofia’s disappearance. Teresa, who prefers working on dead bodies to investigating live ones, is awash in confusion until mysterious parcels begin arriving at her door containing stories that elliptically attempt to point her in the right direction. As the fact-bound pathologist slowly moves closer to unraveling the mystery, she is forced to confront a Horatio-like epiphany, that the world contains ambiguities not resolvable by logic alone. The stories within the story tend to slow the narrative a bit, but Hewson once again combines landscape and character into a rich and satisfying whole.

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