Kate Ellis - Dead Man's Lane - Little, Brown Book Group

Dead Man's Lane

By Kate Ellis

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Some paths lead only to the grave... The gripping twenty-third mystery in the Wesley Peterson series from acclaimed crime writer Kate Ellis.

The gripping twenty-third mystery in the Wesley Peterson series from acclaimed crime writer Kate Ellis: 'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times

Some paths only lead to the grave . . .

Strangefields Farm is notorious for its sinister history ever since artist Jackson Temples lured young women there to model for disturbing works of art. Some of those girls never left the house alive.

Now, decades later, Strangefields is to be transformed into a holiday village, but the developer's hopes of its dark history being forgotten are dashed when a skull is found on the site. And when a local florist is found murdered in an echo of Temples' crimes, DI Wesley Peterson fears that a copy-cat killer is at large. Especially when another brutal murder in a nearby village appears to be linked.

As Wesley's friend, archaeologist Dr Neil Watson, uncovers the secrets of Strangefields' grisly past, it seems that an ancient tale of the dead returning to torment the living might not be as fantastical as it seems. And Wesley must work fast to discover who's behind the recent murders . . . before someone close to him is put in danger.

Praise for Kate Ellis's compelling mysteries:

'Unputdownable' Bookseller

'The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end' Closer

'A fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Biographical Notes

Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the author of the Wesley Peterson murder mysteries as well as the Joe Plantagenet mysteries and the Albert Lincoln Trilogy set in the aftermath of the Great War.


She has twice been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and for the CWA Dagger in the Library award.


Visit Kate online at: www.kateellis.co.uk

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780349418292
  • Publication date: 07 Feb 2019
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Piatkus
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present — The Times
Star author. Unputdownable — Bookseller
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end — Closer
Kate Ellis skilfully weaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative...The plotting is intricate and the finale totally unexpected — Bookseller
Well worth a read for anyone who enjoys a traditional detective story with an intriguing historical twist . . . Ellis is a fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
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