D. V. Bishop

D V Bishop is an award-winning screenwriter and TV dramatist. His crime fiction debut City of Vengeance won the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland 2018 and will be published by Pan Macmillan in a two-book deal. He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship by the Scottish Book Trust while writing the novel. He is programme leader for creative writing at Edinburgh Napier University.

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D V Bishop is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries, contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by D V Bishop

Darkest Sin by D V Bishop

The Darkest Sin

Macmillan, March 2022

Florence, Spring 1537 – When Cesare Aldo investigates a report of intruders at a convent in the Renaissance city’s northern quarter, he enters a community divided by bitter rivalries and harbouring dark secrets.

His case becomes far more complicated when a man’s body is found deep inside the convent, stabbed more than two dozen times. Unthinkable as it seems, all the evidence suggests one of the nuns must be the killer.

Meanwhile, Constable Carlo Strocchi finds human remains pulled from the Arno that belong to an officer of the law missing since winter. The dead man had many enemies, but who would dare kill an official of the city’s most feared criminal court?

As Aldo and Strocchi close in on the truth, identifying the killers will prove more treacherous than either of them could ever have imagined…

Praise for The Darkest Sin

‘Absolutely terrific’
– Philip Gwynne Jones, author of the bestselling Nathan Sutherland series.

‘D V Bishop transports you to an utterly convincing 16th century Florence, where the best and worst of human nature constantly circle each other in this tense mystery.’
–S G MacLean

Book cover of City of Vengeance by D V Bishop

City of Vengeance

Pan Macmillan, 2021

The first in a new series set against the backdrop of the Medici dynasty in 1530s Renaissance Florence. City of Vengeance follows the case of a prominent Jewish moneylender who is found murdered. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the city’s most powerful criminal court, is given four days to solve the murder. In the course of his investigations, Aldo uncovers a plot to overthrow the ruler of Florence, Alessandro de’Medici. If the Duke falls, it will endanger the whole city. But a rival officer of the court is trying to uncover the secrets of Aldo’s private life to bring him down. Can Aldo stop the conspiracy before anyone else dies, or will his own secrets destroy him first?

Praise for City of Vengeance

A first-class historical thriller… Bishop’s spirited and richly detailed story is a tour-de-force. –David Baldacci

Richly atmospheric… transports you to another time and place. –Ambrose Parry, author of The Way of All Flesh